|The uncurled tips of the lady fern are edible at this stage when still tightly coiled.|
If you haven't tried cooking with these Spring delicacies yet, they are much like a cross between asparagus and green beans. They are all over the Kaniksu National Forest right now, just north of Nordman. Fiddlehead ferns can be fried, broiled, steamed, sauteed, or fried.
To clean the chaff from the fiddleheads simply shake them up in a bag. This will get rid of most of the protective black debris. The rest will be taken care of when cooked.
WARNING: NEVER EAT FIDDLEHEADS RAW. THEY MUST BE THOROUGHLY COOKED!!!
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