Sautéed Fiddleheads and Garlic Lemon Butter

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10 min
20 min
Sautéed Fiddleheads and Garlic Lemon Butter

Nothing beats a side dish that's simple, delicious, AND healthy! Fiddleheads are the main event of this recipe, and with a combination of garlic and lemon, they taste irresistible! Watch out: Sautéed Fiddleheads and Garlic Lemon Butter are about to become a new favorite!


  • 1 lb of fiddleheads

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp butter (divided)

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest


1. Carefully wash your fiddleheads to remove any dirt and remove any brown skin. Then, take off the brown ends. You can wash them in cold water multiple times if necessary.

2. Place the fiddleheads in a pot of boiling water and let them cook for 10-15 minutes. Drain and rinse.

3. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp of the butter, allowing it to melt fully. Put in the garlic and fiddleheads and let them cook for just a few minutes. Add in the rest of the butter, as well as the lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook to your desired consistency and serve.


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