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A question about a recipe: Ramp Carbonara

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

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Gator_cake

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years ago

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

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Benny added almost 2 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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meganvt01 added almost 2 years ago
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you might try a mix of green garlic and scallions as well.

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added almost 2 years ago

I sympathize with your difficulty. I love ramps but they really are kind of a Northeast thing, unavailable in most of the country. The flavor captures a bit of both onion and garlic so I think the suggested mix of garlic and scallion is a good suggestion.

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nomnivorous added almost 2 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.

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