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Monday, March 23, 2009

Beef Roast with Parsnips, Turnips, and Ramps

The other night, my wife crock potted an Angus beef roast with some parsnips and turnips, her two favorite root veggies. After some bargaining, I talked her into letting me add a few baby ramps (fresh from the mountains of Greater Richwood) to the pot. Here's the result:


I had the beef 'n vegetables with some sourdough bread an a little HP Sauce for dipping. The ramps gave a subtle leek flavor to the beef and the veggies which also worked well with the sweetness of the HP Sauce. I ended up going back for seconds on the beef and thirds on the turnips 'n parsnips (making sure to include at least one ramp each time).

I give this dish a perfect 5 out of 5 Ramp Hoes (a digging instrument, not the woman on Maple Street).

BTW, this week is "Ramp Week" at ...A Sour Apple Tree. Check back all this week for more fun with Allium tricoccum, God's own stinky weed.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jackie said...

Finally! I thought Ramp Week would never get here...

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about ramp soup?

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger Chris James said...

Sounds good. I found a recipe online that I might try when I get a batch of adult ramps next month:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Ramp-Soup-242027

Although I fear that it might not leave me sufficiently stinky :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009  

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