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Do you eat the bulb of garlic scapes?

Asked by: Shantelle Palade

asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th June, 2020

Do you eat the bulb of garlic scapes?

If left on the garlic plant, the scapes will flower and then seed. You can even eat the tiny seeds. The bud should be removed late June though, to encourage the garlic bulbs to thicken up. Scapes are delicious to eat.

Accordingly, are garlic scape bulbs edible?

Garlic is an easy to grow plant that is used for its bulb and its greens. Garlic scapes are the first tender green shoots on garlic which will become bulbils. They are edible when young and add a delicate garlic flavor to salads, soups and sauces. You can use them just as you would use chives.

Likewise, can you eat garlic scapes raw? They are very versatile. Try them in a sauté, roasted, pickled, added to soups, and more. The most tender tops of the stem and the buds are delicious chopped up raw. Garlic lovers can roast or grill entire scapes to serve as a side dish.

Likewise, what part of garlic scapes are edible?

Curling garlic scape tendrils often include a bulge in the middle. This is the unopened flower of the plant. It is also edible, though not as tender as the rest of the stem. Some people cut it off and discard it, while others simply eat it.

How do you prepare garlic scapes?

  1. Cut garlic scapes into 6-inch pieces and pickle them. (Think pickled green beans or thin kosher dill pickles.)
  2. Sauté scapes and use them as a pizza topping.
  3. Use the scapes whole in a warm-weather-friendly braise.
  4. Mix chopped scapes with a stick of butter to make a garlicky compound butter for grilled or pan-fried fish.
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