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Just got some fresh garlic--what to do!

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escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 05:17 PM

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. annacharlotte RE: escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 05:20 PM

    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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      rabaja RE: annacharlotte Jan 11, 2011 05:57 PM

      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.

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        escondido123 RE: annacharlotte Jan 11, 2011 05:59 PM

        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. chefathome RE: escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 05:45 PM

        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. Breadcrumbs RE: escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 05:57 PM

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

          http://seasonalontariofood.blogspot.c...

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            brooklynkoshereater RE: escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 06:44 PM

            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.

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              escondido123 RE: escondido123 Jan 11, 2011 07:10 PM

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

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