Saturday, June 1, 2013
Leek Scapes, not as asdvertised
When I got my leek scapes they looked just like this but by the time we ate them on Friday the flower's at the top had bloomed, little bits of very onion-flavored flowers burst out in starbursts. (where's the picture? I know, sorry). The farmer said I could cook these like I would asparagus. The internet said the same thing. The farmer told me I can also eat the flowers.
I sauteed a bit of the flowers in some olive oil and then added 1 inch pieces of the scapes. Unfortunately, many of them were really woody and the ones that weren't tasted nothing like asparagus. I added some sugar..and they were okay-slightly sweet but I couldn't eat the whole bunch and nothing I would pick up again. Have you tried a vegetable you've never had before lately?