What are fiddleleaf ferns?
The answer: Fiddlehead ferns are tightly coiled fern frond that resembles the spiral end of a violin (fiddle). They have a rich, deep green color and are about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. They have a flavor akin to an asparagus-green bean-okra cross and a texture that's appealingly chewy. Fiddlehead ferns are a good source of vitamins A and C. Enjoy Emeril's New Orleans-inspired dish of Fresh Fiddleleaf Ferns, Crawfish and White Bean Ragout.
The picture of fiddleleaf ferns taken by Rich Frenkel.