This unique and delicious Cheesy Sautéed Fiddlehead recipe is simple and easy side dish with parmesan cheese, feta cheese, garlic and dill. And it's both gluten-free and Weight Watchers friendly @ only 3 WW points on the blue plan.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword cheese, fiddleheads, sauteed
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Terri Gilson
1 ½tablespoonolive oil
1cupfeta cheese* I use light/low-fat
¼cupparmesan cheese * I use light/low-fat
3tablespoonfresh dill *substitute 1 ½ tablespoon dry dill
Rinse the fiddleheads, remove any papery brown skin from the tops, and then slice off as much of the brown parts on their ends as you can. Fill a large bowl with cold water and put the fiddleheads in there for a few minutes, swishing them around with your hands to remove any dirt. * I rub the coils to loosen any dirt as well. Discard the water and repeat this process
Add fiddleheads to a pot of cold water.
Bring to a boil and boil for at least 10 minutes, but not longer than 15 minutes.
Drain and pat dry. * They will be a little darker green in color. They are now ready to sauté.
Sauté the Fiddleheads
Heat oil over medium heat in frying pan on stovetop, add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add fiddleheads, parmesan cheese, feta cheese and dill and sauté for an additional 7-8 minutes approximately.
💭Do NOT eat fiddleheads raw!*if you eat fiddleheads raw, you could end up with food poisoning or some serious gastrointestinal distress!🌡️How to Freeze FiddleheadsBecause fiddleheads only come around once a year and the season is short, I like to buy a lot and freeze them. However, they require blanching (quick cooking, then plunging into cold water prior to freezing).
To prepare fiddleheads for freezing:
Follow the above steps 1 and 2,
When you get to step 3, only boil for 2 minutes (not 10).
Immediately put into a bowl of ice cold water.
Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towel and pat dry with more paper towel.
Freeze in freezer bags for up to 6 months.
*IMPORTANT: When you remove them from the freezer you MUST BOIL FOR at least 10 MINUTES BEFORE EATING (OTHERWISE THEY ARE NOT SAFE TO EAT)
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📋 Cheesy Sautéed Fiddleheads Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 5510IU110%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.