I ordered some ramps once from a small company....they never sent them and never cashed my check either.
I would imagine that you could use them just about any way that you like chives or onions. I bet they would make a great soup.
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posted 9 years ago
My friend John tells me that fried diced potatoes and ramps are great with eggs poured over and scramled over/into. That'll be our first choice I think. Oniony, garlicky taste he says. Update to come. If they are as wonderful as he tells me I may have to see if I can make 'em grow here.
I've been growing a few ramps under some old appletrees for a few years. I don't think the canopy of the apple trees is really thick enough for the ramps to thrive, but they're surviving and we've harvested a few leaves. I believe they do best in dense hardwood forest.
they have a really strong allium smell and flavor, but there's definitely something different about them. the flavor is similar to fragrant spring tree (Toona sinensis) to my taste. very tasty and easy to grow from bulbs.
growing from seed is more difficult, but certainly more economical if you've got suitable ground and you're patient. either way, I recommend them.