It's finally Spring up here in Wisconsin (and it's about time-we broke a record this year with 54 days below 0), which means I'm getting a craving for Ramps. Went to my usual hunting spot today and found just a few starting to poke out of the ground. I'm hoping that in another week the place will be overgrown with them, like in past years, but we'll have to wait. Already coming up with ideas on how to use them.
-Cheddar & Ramp Buttermilk Biscuits
-Warm Grilled Asparagus and Ramp Salad with a light sweet and sour dressing
-A Carbonara inspired pasta dish with bacon and Ramps
And a whole host of other ideas.
Do you forage for Ramps? And if so, what are your favorite ways to use them? And if not, what are you waiting for? They are one of the easiest edible wild plants to locate and identify. Your best bet for finding them are in shaded, sandy soil, usually in the woods close to creek beds.