Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Garlic Scapes

I had the opportunity to try a new type of vegetable that is considered to be a delicacy.  Garlic scapes are the unopened flower buds of garlic plants.  Farmers will remove the scapes before blooming to encourage the plant to push more energy into the bulb, which is the part that we normally harvest for cooking.  I simply cut the scapes into 5" pieces and sauteed them in olive oil.  They tasted like garlicy green beans and were very crunchy and delicious!  Here is an article about garlic scapes with a more involved recipe.  I'll try something like this next year when it is time to harvest the scapes.

1 comment:

  1. We got garlic scapes in our CSA share last week. I diced them and sauteed them with greens. Tasty!


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