This wild onion grows from Canada to the Carolinas and resembles a scallion with broad leaves.. The flavor and odor of ramps is usually compared to a combination of onions and garlic, and the garlic odor is particularly strong.
Available by the pound
Ramps add wonderful and uniquely pungent flavor to soups, casseroles, rice dishes and especially potato dishes. Use them raw or cooked in any recipe calling for scallions or leeks, Since ramps aren't cultivated in the way leeks are, they're much easier to clean. Just cut off roots, rinse thoroughly, and scrub off any excess dirt on the bulbs.
Ramps are very popular in the Midwest and East Coast, but not as well known in the West.
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