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I got some ramps at the NYC Union Square farmers market today and I am amped to use them. Any suggestions on preperation, I was thinking of sauteeing (that can't be spelled right) them with some broccoli rabe that I got.


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Saute the white parts with a little butter and salt. Chiffonade the leaves and saute with a little garlic and butter. You'll be good to go.


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I made a first pass at the ramps tonight. butter and a little beefy evoo int the pan then white parts cut like scallions. Gave them a minute and then the green parts chiffonade with some rabe. let it go for a minute more put in a little chx stock and gave it 5 or 10 more min. S&P. booya! It was really great. Thanks for the guidance Dryden.


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I made a first pass at the ramps tonight.  butter and a little beefy evoo int the pan then white parts cut like scallions.  Gave them a minute and then the green parts chiffonade with some rabe.  let it go for a minute more put in a little chx stock and gave it 5 or 10 more min.  S&P.  booya!  It was really great.  Thanks for the guidance Dryden.

you might wanna try bacon fat next time, if you don't have a problem with that sort of thing. a lot of the recipes i've read said that's the tradition.


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tanabutler: I talked to the guy at the farmer's market today and he said that ramps had about 2 weeks left. So, according to him, there will not be ramps at the end of may.

bigjas: I thought about the bacon fat idea especially in light of the rabe. But, besides the fact that I didn't have any bacon fat around, I thought that the baconyness would over power the ramps which are pretty delicate. The whole affair was lovely though.


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Y'all know that if you eat them, you will smell like them for 3 days, don't you? Just curious :biggrin:

I had ramps with halibut at Union in Seattle tonite. We'll see what the next three days hold.


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Y'all know that if you eat them, you will smell like them for 3 days, don't you? Just curious :biggrin:

you say that like it's a bad thing...

but seriously i've eaten a pile of ramps sauteed in bacon grease once a week for the last three weeks and haven't noticed any residual effects. but then again, i do eat a lot of onions, garlic, shallots, scallions on a near-daily basis (nearly everything i make starts with something from that family) so maybe i always smell kinda funky.

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I thought that the baconyness would over power the ramps which are pretty delicate.

Ramps delicate? News to me. Hell, they could take a whole hog's worth if bacon and still permeate the world.

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I've been torn between ordering them by mail while they're still available, and waiting to see if my Farmers Market has them this year (last year I didn't go during ramp season) -- does anyone have any positive or negative experiences to relay with mail order ramps?

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tanabutler:  I talked to the guy at the farmer's market today and he said that ramps had about 2 weeks left.  So, according to him, there will not be ramps at the end of may. 

bigjas: I thought about the bacon fat idea especially in light of the rabe.  But, besides the fact that I didn't have any bacon fat around, I thought that the baconyness would over power the ramps which are pretty delicate.  The whole affair was lovely though.

Whadda ya know? There are ramps at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza market. I'll get up there next week, perhaps.

Thanks!

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Sam made several kinds of Pizza the other night, including one with ramps.


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Sam made several kinds of Pizza the other night, including one with ramps.

Holy yum batman that sounds good


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My kids looked at me like I was crazy tonight when I sauteed some ramps in bacon fat. I made each of them take one bite.

They were gone in an instant. "Mom, can you go and get more of these tomorrow so we can have them for dinner again and again and again?"

Instant hit. Too bad the season is so short.


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Ramps sauteed in butter with some wild mushroom and morells, toss with pasta, talk about spring!


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What the hell are ramps?

Here's some info on Ramps.


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Our new overlords are green leafy members of the onion family which are sometimes refered to as "wild leeks." The are commonly known as ramps and they are taking over the world. I was at Union Square farmers market today to witness that nearly every vendor was selling the lush little guys. WOW!


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Dinner tonight needed to be a fast "one-dish" meal. Orichette pasta, broccoli and italian sausage, with a few red pepper flakes.

So, I didn't have as much broccoli as I thought, but I had ramps.

Outstanding!


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Last night I cooked up a slightly modified version of Paula Wolfert's Ramps, Asparagus and Ham from this L.A. Times article about her, written by Russ Parsons. Wow. Wow. Wow! If you can still get ramps, I recommend this. As it happened I had prosciutto, not ham, and I had no sweet young salad greens, so this became a bowl salad without the greens instead of a plated salad. It was still wonderful, and could have been a meal unto itself.

I have to go see if I can get more ramps before the season runs out! I'll post photos when I get near a computer that has a photo program I understand.


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Lucky you--ramps are a rare seasonal treat. I love them lightly tossed in olive oil and some kosher salt and roasted. I find roasting brings out the mellow sweetness--simple and delicious.

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what's a ramp? besides an inclined walk way

See Post #18 of this discussion for a link to information about ramps.


 

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