As a picture is worth a thousand words, I've included several cool pictures to illustrate the making of ramp and red potatoes. There is a lot to the ramp! How much you want to use of the ramp is a variable in this recipe for ramp and red potatoes!
Let's take a peek at that leek -- it's wild I say! The more ramp or wild leek you use in your potatoes, the better! Let's bring it on.
Want a really fast and easy recipe for Ramp **aka** Wild Leek and Red Potatoes? You've come to the right place! Make some delicious comfort food of ramp and red potatoes.
P.S. My ramp and red potatoes recipe is featured in the adorable little book, Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail. You'll find 50 mouth-watering ramp recipes along with great pictures, a brief history and some of the lore behind the renowned ramp! Be sure to get your copy. The Editors of St. Lynn's Press did a fine job with this book!
Photo Credit: Ramp and Red Potatoes in a cast-iron frying pan prepared by JaguarJulie.
Ramp and Red Potatoes?
"Ah, there's nothing like the aroma and taste of Ramp! It's a perfect balance for fried red potatoes. Have you tried Ramp yet? Find my Ramp recipe in Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail!" --The Brand Ambassador for the Renowned Ramp, JaguarJulie!
Ever tried a ramp recipe before?
- Yes, many times
- Once or twice
- Not sure
- Nope, never
|Ramps at 5 Dollars a Bunch|
Photo by Summer Tomato on Flickr
My Ramp and Red Potatoes Recipe
When you start to fry the ramp and then the red potatoes, the aroma will make your tastebuds serious drool. And, is great the next day as leftovers! Bon Appetit!: The flavor and aroma are hard to beat. It is a cross between garlic and onion!
1 large ramp
5 medium red potatoes
4 Tbsp. of olive oil
Dash of garlic salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of paprika
Dash of black pepper
- Thoroughly wash the ramp. Cut off the bulb root end. Cut off the stalks to the light greenish area. You may opt to use the inner most stalks too.
- Cut the ramp into 1/4″ pieces. Add olive oil to your frying pan and fry the ramp about 10 minutes on a low heat.
- Wash the potatoes and cut into bite-size cubes. Add to the ramp. Season with a dash of garlic salt, paprika, cayenne pepper [to suit your taste], and black pepper.
- Cover and fry on a lower heat for up to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the potatoes from getting too brown.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
How to make it!
Follow the delicious photo instructions below to make my ramp and red potatoes recipe. It's basically as easy as following the pictures below.
Find My Ramp and Red Potatoes Recipe Here Too!
Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail.
I was contacted in early 2011 by the Editors of St. Lynn's Press.
They told me they were working on a Ramps Cookbook and asked to feature my recipe.
When I received my complimentary copy of this little book, I was truly delighted at the overall presentation.
What a cute little book! It's amazing to also learn a bit about the ramp in its history and lore. In addition, the variety of mouth-watering recipes will surely delight both the ramp lover and the ramp convert!
Do YOU Love Ramps?
|Ramps in a collander|
Photo by dano272 on Flickr
Martha Stewart likes cooking with ramp!
Here are some of her recipes ...
- Ramp Polenta
Lift ramps out of the water, drain in a colander, and pat them dry with paper towels.. Add ramps, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the ramps are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Grilled Ramps with Asparagus
Trim and discard the root hairs from ramps. Arrange ramps and asparagus on the hot grill in a single layer. Grill ramps quickly to make the most of their wild, earthy flavor.
- Spaghetti with Ramps
This delicious recipe for spaghetti with ramps comes from chef Mario Batali.
P.S. I was the Official Squidoo Comfort Foods Contributor! Did you know that? Well, you probably guessed it.
You know potatoes are probably one of the first comfort foods in history? Thanks for checking out my comfort food recipe today. I'd love to hear from you if you've tried ramp before or even heard of it! Got a great comfort food recipe to share?
History: Ramp and Red Potatoes : A Delicious Recipe was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on May 14, 2008.