My chives finally all came in. They're even reseeding themselves, so I'll have more in the future. I never had them in the garden or used them before, so any ideas on how to use them?
I know they go into cream stuff to add flavor, and I guess I can just use them in sautes with green onions. Any other good ideas?
I love chives so I use them in most anything. Salads, salsa, burgers, anywhere you would use onion, I use chives.
They grow right outside my living room window, so when it's nice out and I put a fan in the window, I use them as air freshener. :-)
i agree with the poster above.
salads, pastas, burgers, sauces, garnish anything beautifully.
Some of my favorite things to do with chives are to scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives; potatos with chives (roasted, boiled, mashed, etc.); and I make chive butter, put it in my freezer.
Also, if you live in the part of the country like I do where it snows, the chives can be found underneath the snow for use during the winter.
I attended a very fancy tea on Saturday, and the caterer had long bunches of chives knoted once and used as garnishes on the platters of food which I had not seen before but liked the look of.
Last weekend was our Block Party and I made about 50 stuffed eggs, I sprinkled about 1/4 cup of finely minced chives over the tops of the eggs.
I also make herb butter with them and parsley, put it in the freezer and use it all winter.
Mix them in with cottage cheese and let them blend for a day, in the refrig of course. They used to have it in the markets but I havn't seen it in years.