Garlic Scape

June 27th, 2009 / Comments 5

Garlic scapes, the curly stems of hard neck garlic, appeared for the first time this season at the farmer’s market on Saturday.

garlic+scape+02 Garlic Scape

When young, tender and bright green, each scape is topped with an immature seed pod that looks like the beginning of a byzantine dome. If not harvested, the stalk eventually straightens and becomes too tough to eat.
To use, discard the seed pod, slice the stem into segments and add to any stir fry or omelet that would be improved by the subtle garlic flavor.
Garlic scapes keep for at least a week in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator.


• 5 Responses to “Garlic Scape”

  • Daryl says:

    Purchased organic garlic scapes at the farmers market in South Portland,ME. I made unbelievable pesto with them although I did add in a few basil leaves. Oh so good!

  • Matthew E says:

    I love garlic scapes! Nyom nyom nyom! Delicious in a stirfry.

  • Lynda Graham-Barber says:

    Can’t wait to go back to that basket of scapes at Berry Creek Farm.

  • Anne says:

    This blog is the BEST!
    Even if I were a frutarian, or even if I didn't like to eat food at all, I would love this blog – photos, artwork and copy all weave together into a tapestry of beauty.
    Glad to know you!

  • Lucia from Madison says:

    Saw these for the first time at the farmer's market last week. Wish I had picked some up. Maybe next week perhaps.

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