Just saw a thread on the CLBB about freshly foraged ramps (also known as wild leeks, which taste kind of like a garlicky leek) and morel mushrooms, those tasty, woodsy springtime treasures. The person who started the thread wondered what to do with them.
First: These are items harvested from the wild, so they’ll need a good washing. Remove all dirt and grit by swirling them repeatedly in a bowl of cold water (replacing water as needed). And don’t worry about the mushrooms soaking up too much water while they’re briefly submerged—not true; they absorb only negligible amounts.
Next: Use them in any number of sautés or sauces, or in risottos, omelettes, or pasta dishes, just as you would use most other onions or mushrooms. For starters, try our
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