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    I was just in the pantry forums and was commenting on how much i like them. Im not looking to grow them obviously but I have always had them given to me. Im just wondering what is the best time to get them and a few locations
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    As soon as they come out of the ground and look like a "fiddle head". Raw, they taste like broccoli, I reccomend stir fry.

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    I grow them on the west side of my house. I have lots of trees and the sun doesn't really get that side till late in the day so have had trouble getting anything else to grow there. I dug mine out of the ditch in front of the house. They seem to like it there. I usually steam them a little and add a touch of vinegar and butter. Yum, once they start to open I was told you shouldn't eat them as the are toxic. don't know if that is true or not, never tried them then just in case

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    Minced garlic, minced onion, butter, shrimp and fiddle heads. Stir fry this all up and serve over rice, YUMMMMMMMMMM!

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    Grayling and eggs, with fiddleheads fried in butter garlic and a drop or two of lemon.
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    Does anyone have any secret methods for removing the brown scale? Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandiyohi Kid View Post
    Does anyone have any secret methods for removing the brown scale? Thanks,

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    Use one of those green scratcher pads I forgot what they are called.
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    Yep thats them
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    "Minced garlic, minced onion, butter, shrimp and fiddle heads. Stir fry this all up and serve over rice, YUMMMMMMMMMM! "

    Man that sounds fantastic.

    My favorite is Minced garlic, butter and fiddle heads, stir fried and served with a nice juicy moose or deer steak.

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    Sorry about that , Andsldog got me so hungry with his recipy I forgot your question.

    I get most of mine near small creeks (even old creek beds dried up) just slightly up the banks.

    As for Bljames, I have picked fiddle heads when they were fairly tall and I have not have a problem with them being toxic. As long as the head feels firm (solid/hard) to the touch, them I am good to go. If the head is soft or plyable to the touch, I pass.

    Hope this helps.

    Ok, I have the fiddle heads, now all I have to get is the shrimp.

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    Anyone got a fiddle head report?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandiyohi Kid View Post
    Does anyone have any secret methods for removing the brown scale? Thanks,

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    We use to put them in an old electric dryer with no heat and tumble them for an hour then rinse in a sink in cold water.

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    I always found them close to water. Near rivers, streams, or bogs seems to be a good place to look. Mostly in the shade, but sometimes I find them in full sun.
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    They are up and the picking is good, some people dry them and use them in the winter. They pick foot long ones they sell for 17.00 a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnede View Post
    I always found them close to water. Near rivers, streams, or bogs seems to be a good place to look. Mostly in the shade, but sometimes I find them in full sun.
    I got some growing in my front yard and there isn't any creek, lake or river close by...
    But... it is kinda a shaded spot...

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