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A question about a recipe: Ramp Carbonara

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I live in the desert southwest where ramps are not available or even known. What do you suggest as a substitute.

asked by DianneD almost 4 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added almost 4 years ago

I'd go with leeks. The younger the better.

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added almost 4 years ago

although not exactly the same flavor profile, I looked at this recipe and thought that broccoli rabe would be a good substitute.

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added almost 4 years ago

Leeks, garlic and scallions would be a good mix. Ramps are pungent in their garlic flavor but also very scallion-y. Leeks would add nice softness to the whole thing.