Wednesday night I cooked my first completely home grown tea this season.
I've never eaten garlic scrapes before, the garlic I grow here is the soft necked variety so doesn't produce a flower stalk, but the elephant garlic I'm growing does. I'd read about eating the flower stalk in a number of books and websites, each and everyone of them raving about the taste and comparing them to asparagus.
I harvested the stalks as low as I could, so they were about 3ft long, and cut them into 2 inch lengths, to cook them I steamed them above the potatoes.
I sometimes think that my wife heart must sink when I put something new or weird on her plate, but we both agreed these were lovely. They were like a garlicky asparagus and with the runny yoke from the egg mixing in they were sublime.
A great low cost meal and a nice reward for some of the work put into the garden. I can't wait for all the harvests to come now!
Who else had had a meal from their plot yet?
Also who else has eaten garlic scrapes? I'm going to plant a hard necked variety of garlic as well this autumn I think to gain an extra harvest.