Ramps! The King of Stink

What are ramps?
MD Dinners
NC Dinners
PA Dinners
TN Dinners
VA Dinners
WV Dinners
Mail Order, etc.
Articles, etc.
The Documentary
Support this site
My blog


Please see Support this site for a couple of recently published cookbooks.

Also I have started a Pinterest board with recipes, cookbooks, tips,
and some of the items I sell to help support this site.


Ramps are included in a recipe for Cheddar Grits on the April 4, 2011 episode of the Today Show.

Over the years people have asked about freezing ramps. I learned this method from Louise R. I use the half gallon plastic milk jugs. I wash them and let them drain. Then I drop them in the milk jug. I put the lid on and put freezer tape over the lid. I always wash the jug with a little vinaeger first to get rid of the smell. When you want to fry them, just take them out of the freezer, cut the top off the jug and dump them in a hot skillet with bacon grease (or any grease). We always try to freeze ours before they get to big. Sometimes we freeze some before the tops come on them.

The April 2009 issue of Bon Appetit has several ramp recipes in it. They include Ramp and Buttermilk Biscuits with Cracked Coriander, Ramp and Sausage Risotto, Scrambled Eggs with Ramps, Morels and Asparagus and Seared Salmon with Linguine and Ramp Pesto.

Here are a couple of recipes that some readers would like to share.

Becky's Ramp Casserole

Ghost's Recipes -- Easy Corned Beef And Ramps, Simple Crab/Ramp Dip and Easy Mixed Bean/Ramp Soup

If you need pictures, the Charlestonian Blog, has a recipe for a Ramp Sampler.

If you need some more recipes, don't despair. Try some of the following sources.

The tried and true Little Stinkers Ramson. His Ramps and Trout recipe sounds delicious.
Martha Stewart
Food Network
Earthy Delights You will need to use the search feature.
Mountain Breeze
The Forager Press, LLC
The Produce Hunter
Yancey County Scroll to the bottom.
The Exotic Wild Leek Scroll down.
The Amateur Gourmet
E-Tater Forum This a general recipe swap. Use your browser find feature to find a couple of recipes using ramps.

Reekin' Ramp Recipes has 40 or so yummy sounding recipes.

Mom & Ramps Forever is a great little cookbook if you can find it. WV Book Company doesn't seem to be selling it anymore. It has a couple dozen recipes in it.

If you want to know what NYC chefs do with ramps, take a look at Starchefs.com.
A Pickled Ramp recipe from New York Magazine.
And yet another version of the Pickled Ramp from Gothamist. They also have recipe for Pasta with Ramps and Cured Pork.

If you have some recipes to share, let me know and I will add them to this site. They can be substituted for onions or leeks in most recipes. I have one friend that likes to use ramps as a pizza topping.
© 1997 & 2009 Anita Toth Simpson

Support This Site

Help support this website! Please visit my CafePress shop. Click on the picture to see that design.