Looking for best recipes for garlic scapes

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  1. Beeker

    Beeker In Flower

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    Good morning, all!

    I am a first-timer with a garlic crop and everything is going very well. I have my first harvest of garlic scapes and don't know what to do with them. I'm finding a lot of recipes for pesto, pickled scapes and compound butter, but I'd like to do something more meal related. I guess I can just add them to my chicken or beef stew, but I just want to make sure I get the most out of them since I only have 17 scapes.
    Any ideas?
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    You can add them to anything you wish to ! Maybe a stir fry or sauteed with a nice steak ! Just use your imagination and have fun !
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    My absolute favorite thing to do with garlic scapes is make potato salad with them! YUM!
    Thanks for the reminder ... I need to buy some potatoes!
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    We will roast a chicken with garlic poked into the skin, stuffed with a whole onion. You can oil the skin for crispness but 180-200C (375-400f) more or less until the legs soften in an hour or so. BBQ chuck roasts in a similiar way if you wish but lower temp with sauces late of course. Sugar goes with pork but so does garlic so you may try a sugar cure (1:1 sugar and kosher salt) like a overnight rub and then use your garlic while you cook. Over an open fire a brushed on blend of mayonnaise and garlic gives spare ribs a nicely flavored protective oil for those long slow cooks.
     
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    Mmm. Sounds good.
    My brother-in-law just called and said he wants to know if we have any evening available to come for dinner. He plans on making a roast. Should I offer to donate these to his roast?
    I don't want to be selfish, but I kind of do at the same time. Tough choice.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Sure Beeker. Why not offer them, perhaps he will be delighted.
    On the other hand I can imagine you want them because you grew them.
    Oh yeah, I see the dilemma now. ;)

    But, I am not sure if I understand—will your b.i.l. Come over and you will all share that roast dinner? If so, you could still enjoy your scapes. I bet they would go well with the roast.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    I would think they might be a good substute for chives as well. Baked potato, sour cream and chives anyone?
     
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    I just harvested more scapes yesterday from the rest of my garlic and also my shallots. There are enough to both share and keep for myself.
    I have to use the shallot scapes first.
    I've got a lot of brainstorming to do for dinner.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Well while you are thinking you can make herb butter and freeze it
     

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