June 14, 2012

Garlic Scapes

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garlic scapes or stems, green garlic, French breakfast radish

I have been reading about garlic scapes or stems for a few years now but was only able to find them yesterday at the farmer's market. I got a small bunch for 2 bucks. They have a very mild garlic flavor and a bit sweetish. The stems can be eaten sauteed, grilled, or raw. I love it so much I added a few chopped stems to potato omelet yesterday and to crab fat fried rice for my lunch today. I highly recommend trying this fabulous vegetable, the great scape. ^_^

fried rice with sauteed garlic scapes, crab fat, 
a little sea salt, and served with a squirt of calamansi juice

Potato and Garlic Scape Omelet
serves 1

1 large waxy potato, sliced thin
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 garlic scapes, sliced into ¼ inch pieces
3 eggs  
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Heat 1½ tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry potatoes until golden brown. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, and salt. Add the hot fried potatoes and set aside. 
  • Stir-fry the garlic scapes in the same skillet for 1 minute; stir into the egg mixture. 
  • Heat a 7 or 8-inch non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil; Pour the egg mixture, arranging potato slices in one layer. Let cook on medium heat until bottom is golden brown and top is still runny. Place a plate over the skillet and invert the skillet. Quickly add the rest of olive oil to skillet and slide the omelet back onto the skillet. Cook for a minute and transfer into a cutting board. Cut into quarters and serve immediately. 
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Winnie said...

This dish is perfect for me!
Wonderful and very tempting

Unknown said...

these are beautiful...mouth-watering!
i had garlic stems in Nueva Ecija many years ago but it wasn't high-lighted in the dish. will look for it in the market.:p

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Anonymous said...

I love to snack on those. They're just so crunchy.

Iska said...

It was in Beijing when I had these garlic scapes. Usually sauted with chicken or pork and I love it. Too bad my boys aren't into it :-(

maiylah said...

interesting! haven't tried them yet...what does it taste like? similar to spring onions? so loving your presentation!

thanks much for sharing over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi

Juliana said...

I still have to cook with garlic scapes...had it in restaurants and at my mom's. Like the idea of the omelet with the garlic scapes...yum!
Hope you are having a great week Oggi :)

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