How Long to Boil Fiddleheads
Fiddleheads, or fiddlehead ferns as they're sometimes called, are named for the resemblance they bear to the end of many stringed instruments - such as fiddles and violins. They're also high in several beneficial nutrients including antioxidants, potassium, iron, and vitamin A. These delectable vegetables are great on their own or as a side dish in a larger meal.
The easiest way to cook fiddleheads is to boil them. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. While the water is heating, clean your fiddleheads by rinsing them with water and removing any brown husk spots. Once the water is boiling, add in your freshly cleaned fiddleheads and allow them to boil for 15 minutes.