What Do Fiddleheads Taste Like?

Now that spring is here it seems as if everyone is talking about fiddleheads. I've never seen one (except online) and obviously never tasted one, but have become quite intrigued because of all the talk.

They look rather strange and I can't imagine what they taste like. So, what do they taste like? I don't want descriptions like bitter, sweet, etc. Can you name a more common vegetable or food item that they taste like? For some reason I have it in my head that they taste like nopales.

Serious Eats Newsletters

Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat!


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: