Ayuh . . . we eat 'em!
The ferns grow wild in wet areas. Finding them in the wild is not easy. Locals who know where fiddleheads can be harvested tend to be very secretive about their locations. For most of us, that means rushing to the local market when word gets around town that "the fiddleheads are in".
They're often served with other foods unique to Maine . . . like red snappers, our much-loved bright red hot dogs . . .
Like these cooked on the grill at our favorite Maine campground . . .
|Red hot dogs at Searsport Shores|
|photo from lobster bake at Searsport Shores|
The spiral shape of the fiddlehead is an inspiration for local artists . . .
|Black and white drawing by Maine artist Jennifer Lawson.|
|Fiddlehead green Maine Tourmeline ring is from Cross Jewelers, Portland|
For now though, I'll have my fiddleheads steamed , with just a little butter and salt!