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Mark Dahlquist  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 1:37:19 AM(UTC)
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Who likes to eat ramps? My buddy dug some up today. The wild onion of the woods?

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ilikefood  
#2 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 2:47:12 AM(UTC)
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I LOVE to eat ramps! My favorite time of year is ramp season. I love them raw, cooked, and pickled. They are garlic/onion/pungent and wonderful. They are not for the faint of heart, though. The first time I cooked them, my wife walked into the kitchen and asked, "what died in here?!?"

My wife likes them now.
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
Mark Dahlquist  
#3 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 4:18:41 AM(UTC)
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They are not for the faint of heart, though. The first time I cooked them, my wife walked into the kitchen and asked, "what died in here?!?"

My wife likes them now.


LOL Fun. Well I should have tried some. I did not plan to try them ASAP. How about cook with the trout? Sautee like spinach?
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ilikefood  
#4 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 11:25:13 AM(UTC)
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Mark, they can last in the fridge a few days if you keep them wrapped in plastic wrap. Dice them up and treat them like an onion. Sauté with a little butter. Cooking them with trout would be perfect. If you can find morels and toss them in the pan, even better. Ramps are great with eggs or on burgers. Anywhere you might add sautéd onions or garlic is fine place to replace them with ramps.

What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
big_river_bum  
#5 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 11:40:13 AM(UTC)
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i like them with pasta

been keeping my eye out, but nothing yet. this weekend i would guess they'll be popping up

heard a buddy getting morels in crawford county last week but i don't believe him
weiliwen  
#6 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 12:42:31 PM(UTC)
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Cool, I didn't even know about them before now.
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Mark Dahlquist  
#7 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 2:09:10 PM(UTC)
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I'm pretty ramped up about eating them soon. Nick found them in the woods. Shaded section, oak trees. Not sure if this matters but this stream was like a day at the beach. All sand
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big_river_bum  
#8 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 9:48:07 PM(UTC)
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get them now before everything else grows and hides'em

picked these from 3 different stands in about 30 minutes. could've picked til dark
ilikefood  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:05:25 PM(UTC)
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For those of you who haven't picked ramps before, please pick only a couple ramps from each clump. They are apparently slow growing and slow propagating; over harvest can decimate a local population. When picking ramps, if I find a clump of 10-20 ramps, I pick one or two and move to the next clump. Each year I go back, I pick from a different area of the forest to ensure that I have ramps for decades to come.
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
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I dont care for them but maybe just havent prepared them right.
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