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Jan 11, 2011 05:17 PM

Just got some fresh garlic--what to do!

They had fresh garlic at the market. I have 6 "stalks" that look like scallions/green onions but has the taste of garlic. Any suggestions on the best way to use it? Thanks.

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  1. It might be helpful to know they're called "garlic scapes." You can use them in pasta, or they also make good pickles.

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    1. re: annacharlotte

      I don't think this is the same as garlic scapes, I've always found it as green garlic. Basically immature garlic.
      I love them and have about 32 heads coming up in my beds this winter.
      You can use the whole thing. Chop or slice it and stir-fry it for soups, stews, anything really.
      It's also really good chopped up fine and folded into chevre with a little salt and pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil on crostini.

      1. re: annacharlotte

        I had been looking for scapes for years now and had seen images of garlic scapes that looked different from these, but Googling again I see they are the same thing to what I got, Thanks.

      2. Also great on stir frys, in onion pancakes (replacing the scallions), added to soft butter for garlic butter, mixed in with mashed potatoes or plain white rice, yummy in omelettes...I use them for all kinds of things.

        1. Here's a really versatile recipe for garlic scape butter that we really enjoy:


          1. great sauteed with portobello mushrooms in olive oil, tossed with linguine and some fresh peas. or try mashing it with butter and using it for a flavorful roast chicken.

            1. Can I treat it as if it was garlic and sauteed it in olive oil and then toss with spaghetti, pasta water and cheese?