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7 Ways to Eat Ramps

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Every spring, we go a little crazy for ramps. Blame it on the thrill of foraging or a fleeting growing season -- either way, we're hooked. They're the cool older cousin of garlic, the feisty younger sister of onion. They add intrigue to the most familiar recipes and excitement to the simplest. We're mesmerized by all their wild glory, which leaves us clamoring for them at famer's markets, our eyes strained from hunting them in our own backyards.

But, rather than wax poetic about their allure, why don't we show you? Take a look at this beautiful video by Mario Batali, then go wild with these 7 recipes with ramps.

Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots by TasteFood


Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Ramps by Merrill Stubbs 


Wild Ramp Pesto by saenyc


Sweet and Spicy Pickled Ramps by MissGinsu 


Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps by Genius Recipes 


Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits by Midge 


Ramp Carbonara by meganvt01 

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Tags: ramps, spring, foraging, wild garlic, wild onions, forage

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10 months ago Gaia Goodness Natural Foods

Thank you for posting these recipes and the Mario Batali video. I have curious about ramps since I've heard about them. Unfortunately I haven't seen any around Los Angeles yet. I might try the Pasadena farmers market one of these days. At least I have a some very good recipe ideas for when i do find them. Thanks!


10 months ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Thanks! I have been cooking with ramps from the farmer's market without having particular recipes, this is exactly the article I needed! How did you know?


10 months ago Lizthechef

I wish I could find a ramp here in Southern California...Anybody see some around San Diego markets?