A vegetable often referred to as a wild leek or wild onion that has broad, dark green leaves that can be eaten along with the bulb. The ramp is actually considered a variety of the wild Leek since the wild Leek has a larger bulb and a flavor that is milder than a Ramp. This vegetable can be eaten raw or added to a variety of cooked dishes. They have a different taste that is slightly bitter, providing a garlicky-onion flavor Ramps can be substituted in cooked dishes for scallions, onions or leeks. When cooked it is a vegetable that gives off a noticeably pungent odor. The leaf and bulb can both be added to salads, sandwiches, or egg and potato dishes. To prepare, remove the paper-thin wrapper leaf surrounding the bulb, trim any attached roots on the bulb, and clean the entire plant thoroughly. The bulb can then be sliced, diced or served whole for a nice addition providing a peppery, spicy flavor to the food dish. Keep ramps refrigerated and wrapped for freshness and to keep them from drying out.
There currently aren't any reviews or comments for this term. Be the first!