With a highly aromatic flavor somewhere between onion and garlic, ramps infuse this pasta dish with the essence of spring. Unlike their commercial counterpart, the green tops of these leeks are tender and piquant.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge rabbit or chicken in flour mixture, coating all sides. Shake off excess.

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter with the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add meat pieces. (Work in batches if necessary.) Cook until dark golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium, and add garlic and ramp bulbs. Cook, stirring, until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Return meat to pan. Add stock, wine, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cover. Place in oven, and cook until meat is very tender, about 1 hour. Transfer meat pieces to a plate. Cut meat from bones in large chunks. Discard bones.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Place the pan with the cooked garlic and ramps and their cooking liquid over high heat, and boil until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add meat and ramp leaves. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Remove from heat.

  • Drain pasta, and add to meat mixture. Toss gently, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Reviews (1)

Rating: Unrated
03/08/2014
Confusion..... Cooked with ramps for years.. But what is wild garlic?? I have often heard ramps referred to as wild garlic... Google search identified wild garlic as ramps...?????