Ramps


Do you know what ramps are?

These are ramps (with the bottoms cut off, I'm saving those for another recipe):



They grow in the middle of those places people don't really go, off of the trails, and in the middle of everything/nothing. They take a little searching, and they taste delicate and oniony.


Sometimes you luck out and end up in a field of ramps like this:
(those aren't all ramps, they are sprinkled around some abundant skunk cabbage)


But please, if you do find yourself in a place like this, do not pick them all. 
Or they won't come back. Please don't be that kind of a person.

So what to do with them? I have a couple projects going, but let's start with dinner.

Tangled up on the bottom are some lovely sauteed ramps, and what's that on top? A yolky, wonderful egg. Eggs are awesome. It's the truth. If only we were all as versatile as eggs.


Honestly, the veggies & smoked trout were left over, but it all worked out swimmingly.


 There you have it! Ramps in action. Go out and find some of your own...

6 comments:

  1. oh wow, this looks delicious. i love the colors of this dish - you picked the ramps yourself? how were you able to distinguish them from other plants?

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    1. yeah we picked them out in the woods. they're pretty easy to find, they have a distinct look.

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  2. Love ramps! This looks so delicious!

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    1. thanks! It was a tasty little dinner indeed

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  3. Are ramps the same thing as wild garlic, maybe? I've bought wild garlic at my farmers market that look a like like ramps, but i'm not sure.
    Either way, your dish looks ah-maze-ing!

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    1. somewhat similar flavor but they are leafier, they are sort of wild leeks, and thank you! It was very tasty

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