This article about secondary edible parts of vegetables [http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ex... ], got me curious.
Besides the main part of a vegetable, do you use any of the secondary parts -- or what I'd like to think of as "vegetable offal"?
For example, I will often make a salad from the leaves of sweet potatoes, and if I can get enough of brocoli leaves, then I'll do the same.
In fact, sweet potato leaves are great. Blanch the leaves, mix together some soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, diced garlic, chili flakes, a dash of sugar, some salt and white pepper to taste, then combine all of it with the leaves, and refrigerate overnight and you've got yourself one mighty fine dish to wash down even the driest bowls of white rice.
What about you?
Do you partake of vegetable offal?