Maybe most of you know this, but it was new to me a few years ago. When
ferns sprout their new leaves in the spring, they come up with a long
stem and a tightly curled leaf at the top, called a fiddlehead. When
picked young, these can be cooked, chopped and creamed. They taste
something similar to asparagus and yet have a taste of their own.
They're really very delicious and the best..........They're FREE.
As with any wild plant, pick at your own risk. I called the poison
control center to doublecheck, and the main thing she said is to cook at
least 20 minutes.