These sculptural veggies were almost too beautiful to cook, but we couldn’t resist a try. This simple dish is great for anyone wanting to accentuate the delicious flavor of the garlic scape. I’ve seen people talk about them and I always felt like a dork because I love garlic, but didn’t know what they were talking about lol I definitely need to grow my own garlic next year… I go through SO many heads of garlic each month. Cover the pan again, reduce heat and simmer on a low heat for 8-10 minutes, until the garlic scapes have al … They're rich in vitamins A and C, as well as being extremely fibrous. These coveted gems are a new and cherished delicacy in our household. Now I only grow hard necks so I can pick scapes from them all. For me, the only way I know to get scapes is to grown hardneck garlic. Garlic scapes can also be steamed, lightly sautéed, or roasted. After a few minutes and a taste test, I was ready to add the vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour in spicy chile and black bean sauce, stir to combine, and remove pan from heat. I just love garlic scapes…I saute them with other veggies but not by themselves…guess what I’ll be doing next! Tastes like roasted garlic with a spring flavor. Thanks for the inspiration! OK enough blabbing, here we go: Ingredients: 1 dozen garlic scapes; 1/3 stick butter; Time: 15 minutes Servings: 3 Instructions: In a large frying pan or skillet melt butter. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. This is a guest post written for the fabulous ladies at Simple Goodness Farm. Preheat the oil in the pan on high, then add scapes and sauté for one minute. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and strive to live every day to its fullest! Add tomatoes, if using, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes; add garlic cloves, if using, and sauté 1 … Chop the garlic scapes into small slices. I liked growing garlic before I met them. Sautéed Elephant Garlic Scapes. One might ask, what are garlic scapes? Ingredients. When it’s melted, add you garlic scapes. Saute up to 5-10 minutes and enjoy! Copyright © 2020 The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl I’ve learned so much. When I came home here’s what I did: Go Garlic Grow! Easy to make, and packed full of the most perfectly mild yet rich garlic flavor you will ever taste. Add salt and pepper to taste. I opted to modify my traditional basil pesto recipe by simply substituting quickly sautéed garlic scapes for cloves of garlic. 1) Snap scapes into bite size pieces. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Put a large pan over medium heat. Ok… You’ve convinced me… I need to add some garlic to our garden! Saute for about 2 minutes to soften. So that’s what a garlic scape is! Mr Weaver topped his sautéed garlic scapes with cubed and fried halloumi cheese. So they called up everyone they knew and pretty much insisted we change our dinner plans…. I think they could, for sure! Depending on the heat they may be done in 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper and sautee … All Rights Reserved. Set on paper towels to remove excess oil and serve hot. I’m going to have to make a point of buying some this year and trying this. Although the Cypriot halloumi-cheese is widely available in Estonia, I had none at home. It's essentially the stem from the head of garlic you see in a grocery store, with a milder taste similar to scallions and chives. But now I loooooove growing garlic. Then you can feel through the knife when you get to the tough part of the stem. I only got one variety this year so that picture is all we got! Click on any of them for more information. Knowing how to quickly prepare nutrient-dense greens in a way that most people will enjoy is a valuable skill. 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