This, is a Ramp and if you live in the South, you already know what these are. If you don’t, they’re a cross between an onion and garlic. You find them in the woods. And believe me, there are lots of folks out there findin’ them!
So, maybe you’re wonderin’ what to do with them? Anything and everything. People fry taters with em. Grill trout with em. Anything that you would normally put onions or garlic in, well, that’s what folks use a Ramp for.
They are strong, though and not many people can handle them. My father-in-law’s wife, who is from up North, won’t even allow him to cook em in the house, lol. Our Uncle Eddie, though, will cook them from sun-up till sun-down and most folks will dry em or preserve them tryin’ to make em last throughout the season and even into the winter.
Like I said, they are a cross between an onion and garlic and will start to pop up in the Spring. They’re easy to find and easy to dig.
Ramps are high in in Vitamin A, C, Selenium (antioxidant), Chromium (important to metabolize fats and carbs).
For those of you who are ready to go, happy Ramp huntin’! Maybe we’ll see ya out there!