Ramp-O-Rama: Pickled Ramps

rampsHello, there ramp fans!

For my final ramp dish, since I had  all the white (and red), rooty parts of the plant left, I made a refrigerator pickle.

A damn fine refrigerator pickle!

I went onto the Interwebz and found this recipe from SAVEUR.

SAVEUR’s Pickled Ramps

1 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more as needed
2 lb. ramps, cleaned, green leaves trimmed to 1″ past white and red parts
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. pink peppercorns
1 tsp. white peppercorns
12 tsp. caraway seed
12 tsp. fennel seed
12 tsp. cumin seeds
1 bay leaf

Long story short:

Blanch the ramps in boiling water and then dunk in an ice bath.rampbottoms

In a sauce pan, cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

pickled rampsLet the mixture cool and then pour it over the ramps in a jar (I used a cleaned spaghetti sauce jar) and close it. Put the jar in the fridge.

The recipe says that it stays for 2 weeks, but I think we all know that refrigerator pickles can last much longer than that.

These are quite tasty–sweet, tangy–the flavor of the ramps just sits in your chest much like when you eat a spicy pepper (or, I guess, a lot of garlic), but these aint’ spicy. Just very RAMPY.

pickled ramps in jar

I’ve been taking little bites out of the jar here and there, but I still can’t think of anything that I really want to do with them. Put them on a sandwich? As a side with a piece of what–chicken? Fish?

Do you have any ideas?

Seriously.

I’d love some ideas.

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0 Responses to Ramp-O-Rama: Pickled Ramps

  1. The Mouse says:

    Grilled cheese, ham, and pickled ramp sandwich?, Mixed into mixed green salad with prosciutto or salumi? Fried rice? Prosciutto, melon, and pickled ramps?

  2. Blair says:

    Ramp Gibson!

  3. These would be great on a roasted corn pizza – bbq sauce base, topped with roasted corn and cheddar. I usually top with pickled banana peppers, but hell yes with the pickled ramps.

  4. Keri says:

    What do ramps taste like??

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  6. missrose10 says:

    They might be good in a salad with just some cucumber and tomato and enough of the brin and olive oil to coat it all and maybe a bit of old bay to make it your own.

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