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Recipes using ramps

I'm looking for recipes that use ramps (aka wild leeks) in them. I don't need leek and potato soup because I already know that one :-P. I have an abundance of ramps since they grow all over my in-laws land and so i want to use them!

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  1. Cornbread with carmelized ramps.
    Ramp Pizza.
    Ramp quiche.
    Roasted ramps with sauteed mushrooms.

    1. Well not so much of a recipe, but this is how I made a handful of them the other night. Sauteed chopped ramps in olive oil with a lot of fresh spinach. I added a small pinch of sour salt. I then added that to a mayo sandwich in a fresh pita. It was like a really good spinach pie.

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      1. Melissa Clarke's chicken and ramps in the New York times last year YUM!

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          1. re: erica

            Yes, that's the one. I add more garlic and then rub it into mashed potatoes. I have made this 3 times and it has been wonderful every time. A cast iron frying pan helps. I have a very large one but have made it in a smaller one as well.

        1. My favorite prep is to make an Eggs Benedict variant. You saute the ramps gently in butter, place 'em on toasted English muffin halves, and top with a poached egg. Hollandaise is optional, but quite good.

          I also agree with waking1 that they're great on a pizza or in a quiche. I gotta try the cornbread idea soon, though.

          1. I like them pickled. I use this recipe, although I cut the sugar back to 1/4 cup: http://food52.com/recipes/4164-pickle....

            They make a fine risotto. I also make ramp butter, which I can freeze to extend the season. It's wonderful on steak later in the summer.

            1. Drizzle a bunch of ramps with olive oil, sprinkle with salt.
              Get charcoal grill piping hot, lay bunch of ramps on the grill. Flip a few times charring the bulbs and leaves.
              Voila.
              Kinda got the idear here
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMLUba...
              Skip to 3:21 to get to the calcot footage.
              I have yet to try the ramps with a romesco sauce....maybe this weekend.

              1. Check out smitten Kitchen's ramp pizza. Looks delicious!

                1. I am in process of making ramp salt. Husband is not particularly happy about the smell from the dehydrator all through the house - very strong:)