Photos: Ramp Pickle

While I am tossing up photographs, I thought I would include a few pictures from earlier this year that never made it onto the blog, due to startup mayhem.  Back in April, when ramps were in season, I had compared two pickle recipes: Stephane’s (which he had adapted from someone at the Union Square Farmers’ Market) and one from Amanda Hesser.  Stephane’s recipe continues to be my favorite.

With no further ado, here are the pics:

This was getting near the end of the ramp season, so they were pretty fat.

On the off-chance that Stephane’s blog one day disappears, here are the key ingredients:

  • 3 bunches of ramps, white parts only
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seed
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes

And then a final still life from even earlier in the year that never quite made it up here, but which I liked:

  • kat

    I still have some pickled ramps in the basement I need to eat, thanks for the reminder.

  • Too short a season it was.