SO MANY RAMPS
Ramp Drop Biscuits
Super simple drop-biscuits, with the intense flavor of ramps built right in.
Bacon and Ramp Dumplings
Bacon is awesome, ramps are awesome, and dumplings are awesome. Put them together and what do you get? Something that's awesome.
Ramp and Chorizo Quesadillas
Once you taste ramps, chorizo, and cheese together, you'll swear it works so well that it should be the national dish of some great country. Instead, it's the national dish OF YOUR BELLY.
Blanched and puréed greens make this the rampiest ramp risotto you'll ever ramp your ramps on.
Light, poofy, and packed with ramp flavor. Just don't make the mistake of calling it an omelet to its face.
Orange-Glazed Carrots with Ramp Barley and Spinach
One of the rare cases in my rampage, in which ramps play a secondary role to some delicious glazed carrots. But it's an important role nonetheless, turning barley from token grain into the co-star of an awesome meal.
Ramp Mapo Tofu
Mapo tofu is my favorite dish in the world. If my lower digestive system could handle the chili oil and heat, I would never have reason to eat anything else. Unless someone came along and offered me mapo tofu made with ramps, that is.
April Bloomfield's Toasts with Ramp Butter and Fried Quail Eggs
April Bloomfield is easily one of my favorite chefs in the world, and it's largely because of her ultra-simple, boldly flavorful, and unrepentantly fat-forward dishes, like this one. A crunchy crouton topped with a big ol' smear of spread that's basically equal parts butter and ramps, along with a crisply fried quail egg. Delicious.
One of the best uses of your own pickled ramps is in a cocktail. What's that? You don't have your own pickled ramps? Well perhaps you should keep clicking...
Fried Eggs with Bacon and Ramps
Three farmers' market favorites come together in one hearty breakfast dish.
Ramps are great fresh, but perhaps even more awesome pickled. That way, you can enjoy them 6 months down the line when their short-lived season is but a fond, wistful memory.