How to Make Ferns
- 1Sort and discard any ferns that are discolored. Cut off the stems (you want only the tightly curled "heads"). Wash carefully in cool water to remove all traces of sand. Place ferns in a saucepan along with salt, pepper, and boiling water. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until tender. Drain well, add butter and toss lightly to mix.