Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wild Onions

Wild leeks or ramps are all the rage, but they are tricky to find. In my neck of the woods, we can find Wild Onions quite readily and I brought some home after a recent foraging trip (we also found a few morels, but devoured them before we could take photos!). I can't find any pics online of what we picked, but this particular variety of Wild Onion looks a lot like a wide leafed grass (*not* like the broad, Lily-of-the-Valley like leaf of Ramps/Wild Leeks).

They look like this:
University Library at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
They are totally delicious and you use them much as you would a leek, though it's quite pungent and garlicky. I've brushed them with EVOO and grilled them and the pic above is of a simple stirfry with local Apsaragus, Peppers, and Wild Onions. Keep your eyes out for them!

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