All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fiddlehead Season Approaches

Maine is reportedly the only state where fiddleheads are a cash crop—and where fiddleheads are canned for year-round enjoyment.

Those who've only tried the Belle of Maine brand of canned croziers have missed the freshly-picked goodness of a fiddlehead steamed or sautéed, dripping with melted butter. Maine Farmhouse Journal reprints an Allen Crabtree article with collecting tips, while UM Cooperative Extension offers a number of ferny recipes. And don't miss the Fiddlehead Forum at
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At 7:18 AM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Jim said...

For years, my brother-in-law (actually, now my ex-brother-in-law) has gathered Fiddleheads each spring, from his "secret" spot and left them on our steps, for my wife and I to enjoy.

We boil them and add butter and a touch of salt and they are a real Maine delicacy.

At 5:51 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

One of the few delicacies to be found on Maine's roadsides this time of the year.


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