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Good uses for garlic scapes besides pesto?

I bought a few bunches at the co-op and plan on getting more at the farmer's market while they are in season. Any good ideas on other ways to use?

asked by kcrose210 over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

I was thinking about pickling them using my Dilly Bean pickle recipe, how do you think that would be? I am about to be inundated with them myself...

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fiveandspice

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added over 6 years ago

They're wonderful just sauteed in butter and served as a side or sprinkled on things. You can add them to egg dishes like frittatas. Or, you can make garlic scape soup (sautee, add potatoes, stock, herbs, simmer, blend, add cream...)

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added over 6 years ago

These make a delicious springtime risotto, added as you would add any herb, towards the end of the cooking period. they are also a delicious addition to a vegetable broth you can use for making the risotto. Another option is to slip them discretely between the skin and flesh of a chicken; its a subtle, mysterious flavour enhancer. Enjoy your scapes!

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added over 6 years ago

Lucky you! I love them brushed with olive oil and grilled.

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ChefJune

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added over 6 years ago

I like them sauteed with shrimp or scallops. Over pasta, or risotto, or alone.

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added over 6 years ago

The compost heap. At this time of year, better things tempt.

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added over 6 years ago

Blanch or saute them, then use like asparagus! They kind of taste like asparagus, but with a hint of yummy garlic flavor. I made a lovely pasta with them the other day - I blanched peas and garlic scapes in the pasta water and tossed them with the pasta and soft goat cheese.

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added over 6 years ago

A farmer friend of mine had a surplus this year and I ended up pickling and canning them. Like others have said, I just like to use them all over the place lightly sauteed.

I used this formula:

3 cups vinegar
5 cups water
¼ cup kosher salt

and added a little chili flake because I like things spicy

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