Ramps!

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  1. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

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    I have started cultivating them in the woods next to my house and I have some growing in a container on my patio. I could eat them everyday
     

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    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

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    It takes a lot to fill a pint jar. And they go so fast.
     
  3. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    Ramps are by far my favorite spring edible. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy morels too, but Ramps are more versatile.

    The greens are good as is. Chilled and rinsed as a salad or on a pastrami samich. Even par boiled like spinach with butter is good.

    Bulbs are an excellent sub for French onion soup. Or pan fried golden brown in butter or bacon grease and served with a nice steak of your choosing.

    Bonus if you can include pheasant back fries as a side dish with the steak.
     
  4. iaduckhunter

    iaduckhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I make compound ramp butter. Goes great on a steak. Also ramp pesto super simple and freezes well. Only need the leaves.
     
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  5. Soggy Socks

    Soggy Socks Senior Refuge Member

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    Picked two paper shopping bags of them this morning took a little over an hour. Just need a couple more items for the pickle caper. I'll see how many jars these fill. I suspect the bulbs will be bigger in a week or two, that's when I usually see them. Feel free to tell me what else you do with them the compound butter sounds great. Sprayed down before I hit the woods with permetherin here's hoping i didn't pick up any new pets.
     
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    Soggy Socks Senior Refuge Member

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    Made 7 pints Sunday gonna be a practice run , the bulbs still a little small. I'll go back in a couple weeks and dig up more when they mature a little. You were right takes a bunch to fill a pint jar.
     
  7. Peakebrook

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    My ramp patch has yet to sprout. Bulbs are always the best just before die-off in May.
     
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