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ChristyM1223 May 7, 2013 12:44 PM

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!

  1. ElsieB May 18, 2013 10:36 AM

    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:)

    1. g
      Gloriaa May 9, 2013 02:25 PM

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

      1. porker May 8, 2013 02:05 PM

        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. THewat May 8, 2013 01:40 PM

          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. MGZ May 8, 2013 07:33 AM

            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.

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              Judith Gorman May 8, 2013 07:03 AM

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

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              1. re: Judith Gorman
                erica May 8, 2013 08:21 AM

                Do you mean this recipe?

                http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/din...

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                  Judith Gorman May 8, 2013 01:17 PM

                  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.

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                fara May 7, 2013 12:49 PM

                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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                  erica May 7, 2013 01:07 PM

                  My favorite is the Babbo pasta with ramps. David Tanis also did a good article with a few ideas last week:

                  http://www.babbonyc.com/recipe/spaghetti-with-ramps/

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701664

                  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/dining/the-fragrant-trendy-ramp-makes-a-delightful-addition-to-dishes.html

                  Also:

                  http://www.applepiepatispate.com/pork...

                2. w
                  waking1 May 7, 2013 12:49 PM

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

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