Fat Moon Farm Foraging -

Cattail Shoots in Cream Sauce

Cattail shoots are a spring treat waiting to be discovered by those of us who typically forage for our food at our local supermarket. Pull on your highest rubber boots and get ready!
Course:  Side Dish
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  15 minutes
Total Time:  20 minutes
Servings:  4


  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 4 mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 25-30 30 cattail shoots cut into 1” long pieces
  • ¼ cup cream
  • salt & pepper
  • Wild chives


  1. Heat oil or butter in saute pan and cook mushrooms until soft.
  2. Add garlic to pan and cook for one more minute.
  3. Add cattail shoots and cream to pan. Cover, bring to a gentle boil, then simmer for 3 – 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in salt, pepper & chopped wild chives.
  5. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the cream.