When our Secret Garden awakes..The Scillas pop up first..and soon after..almost simultaneously..
The Fiddleheads pop up and start to unfurl~
I have a 3 day grace period to gather them and bring them in to use in the kitchen~
I pick many..and leave more than most..
I bring them in a clean them.. then steam them for 15 minutes..
Ice bath shock them..and use them the same day..
I made quiche this time..
The recipe is simple..
You favorite crust..blind baked..
I used 3 eggs..
Ap. 3/4 cup of milk
1 cup of grated cheese
I sautéed 3/4 of the prepped fiddleheads in bacon ,garlic , shallots and red peppers..
Mixed into the eggs and cheese and milk and poured into the blind baked crust w/ favored herbs..
Topped with the remaining fiddleheads.. and some more cheese..baked at 400 for almost 1 hr..
I love their name..I love their taste..and I love that I pick them~
A brief pleasure..that I look forward to every year~
I used a 6 inch springform pan that is perfect for 2 meals for Jacques and I.
We had a side of home made coleslaw and some small tomatoes..
A nice light meal.
I find they are beautiful!
You must pick them as soon as they pop up.. do not wait for their unfurling..that's when you enjoy taking their photos..They are green divas who love being the center of attraction in the Secret Garden.:)