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What should I do with ramps?

asked by Momoko almost 4 years ago
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added almost 4 years ago

You can pickle them, saute them like spinach and serve as a side dish; serve them eggs - here are a selection of ramp recipes:

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Stephanie Bourgeois

Stephanie is the Head Recipe Tester of Food52.

added almost 4 years ago

This recipe is a personal favorite --

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added almost 4 years ago

This salad dressing is a huge favorite.

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added almost 4 years ago

I love using ramps in risotto; you can finely chop and sauté the stems in place of onions, then chiffonade the leaves and add them at the end of cooking. You get a mellow, complex flavor from the stems, with a pungent garlicky grassy flavor from the raw leaves. Sometimes i'll add fiddleheads or fava beans, or even spicy Italian sausage if I want protein; the strong flavor of the ramps still comes through. This risotto is one of my favorite recipes of spring. :)

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added almost 4 years ago

My absolute favorite thing to do with ramps is add them to scrambled eggs. Heat butter in a non-stick pan and add one thinly sliced ramp (white-part only) to the pan. After the ramps have softened, add your eggs. It adds an incredible amount of flavor and really jazzes up a common breakfast dish. If you really love the allium family, serve with chopped fresh chives!