Monday, August 25, 2014

Garlic Scapes

At my local farmers market I discovered Garlic Scapes! 

I'm sure I purchased them once before from a chinese supermarket but they looked a little different because they were all super straight instead of twirly.

Today I have two recipes for you both using garlic scapes: 

Recipe #1:

Garlic Scapes & Eggs
This recipe is SO easy and yummy, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! You could totally turn it into a frittata too!

2 bunches of garlic scapes, cut in 1 inch pieces
2-3 eggs per person

Salt & black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 knob butter

Nice big shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Thick slices of hearty home style bread (I used spelt from my local farmers market!)

Add olive oil in the skillet and sautee the garlic scapes, season with salt and pepper add a bit of water and simmer until they are tender.

Once tender turn heat back up and allow all water to evaporate. Add butter and allow to melt.

Crack your eggs in a bowl and scramble, pour over the garlic scapes and scramble to your liking. It's better to keep the eggs perfectly fluffy, cloudy and creamy without drying them out too much.

Toast your bread slices and top with scrambled egg, add shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano and serve!


Recipe #2:
Lebanese style beans "Loubi bil zayt or Loubi bil Tamata" 

1 big bunch of flat green beans, remove ends and chop in 1 inch diagonal pieces
1 bunch garlic scapes, chop into 1 inch pieces

1/2 large onion, peeled and diced

2-4 tbsp GOOD olive oil!  - Olive That! 

Couple of Fresh tomatoes OR 1/2 can good san marzano whole tomatoes
2 tsps tomato paste (optional)

Salt & black pepper

Start by sauteing the diced onion in oil in the skillet until translucent ... add your beans and scapes and fry around. Season with salt and pepper and add tomato, fry a little and add tomato paste (optional)

Add a little water and simmer until beans are tender, up to an hour if needed.

Remove lid and allow extra moisture to evaporate on medium heat. You want a dry consistency.

Enjoy with bread!

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