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How to cook fiddleheads

  1. Shake vigorously in a plastic bag to loosen brown scales covering them.
  2. Wash them well, changing the water several times.
  3. Soak the fiddleheads in cold water with salt and lime juice.
  4. Cook 10-12 minutes in boiling water or steam. This first firing is required even if there are then sautéed, fried or baked in the oven.
  5. Discard the cooking water. This water cannot be used for vegetable broth or other. 

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