A taste of home! by homeschoolmom

A taste of home!

If you don't live in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern US, you probably have never eaten ramps, the pungent wild leeks that grow in those mountains. I grew up hiking into the woods every spring and digging them up. They are a very pungent cross between garlic and onions, very tasty. I chopped up some and put them in softened butter to make ramp butter. And I cooked some in fried potatoes. I still have a few in the fridge waiting to eat. According to Chef Bobby Flay on Food Network's Iron Chef America, they are a gourmet food. LOL!
yum! an acquired taste, wonderful when prepared properly, a taste of spring.
April 23rd, 2018  
@365projectltaylor Wow, I can't believe someone else even knows what they are! LOL! Definitely and acquired taste, one I acquired as a small child.
April 23rd, 2018  
They sound really good to me. This is a terrific shot of them too.
April 23rd, 2018  
You are right. I have never heard of them. The do look like green onions.
April 24th, 2018  
@henrir The bottoms do, but the green tops are flat like garlic. And they are way stronger. Think green onions mates with garlic and they both take steroids! LOL! If you eat to many, the smell actually will come out of your pores.
April 24th, 2018  
I've heard of these for years, but never have eaten them. Might try to find some. We like garlic and onions.
April 24th, 2018  
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