This past weekend, Joe and his dad met up with his uncles at the Ramp Festival
in Richwood, West Virginia and brought back some fresh ones.
Ramps (wild leeks) are also known as "little stinkers" because of their strong, garlicky smell.
We decided to make some Ramp Potato Soup
and my own Little Stinkers helped me wash them up.
Ahhh, that's better. Aren't they pearly and pretty?
You can use ramps in any recipe that you'd use leeks, except with ramps you can use the leaves too; they don't turn bitter. We ate our tasty West Virginia ramp soup in West Virginia soup bowls! (who knew we loved WV so much?)
Despite the strong smell of fresh ramps, they were quite mild in taste and very delicious.
If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend them.
Ramps; They're good fer what ails yuh!