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Although I love to cook and often the more ingredients the better, these very quick and almost too easy recipes were truly delicious. Usually I am not an aficionado of butter. However all the googling led me to feel that butter was probably the way to go here. And since my latest LDL reading was 90 – I figured I’d go for it. 

Fiddlehead Ferns and Polenta Pan-Sauteed in Butter

~ 1/4 lb fiddlehead ferns

1-2 T butter

Soak ferns in cold water, rub between your fingers to remove any brown “paper”.

Steam ferns for ~ 12 minutes – NOTE: Ferns MUST be cooked either by steaming or boiling prior to continuing with recipe to be safely edible.

1 package prepared polenta, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

1-2 T butter

Melt butter for both ferns and polenta in non-stick saute pan. 

Add polenta and ferns and saute till polenta starts to brown on one side, flip polenta slices and saute on other side until lightly browned.  

Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serves 2-4

Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog,, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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