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Garlic Scapes

DonShirer | Jul 19, 201604:17 PM

       While harvesting my garlic plants and hanging them up to dry, I cut off the stems with the scapes or blossoms on top. Having time on my hands, I found this recipe for a garlic scape pesto on-line.
       I didn't have enough of the blossoms so I included about 8" of the stems as well (being assured by a garden expert that all parts of the plant were edible). That worked, but you definitely need a food processor to cut them up, a drink mixmaster type won't do. I didn't have enough parmesan so I grated some hard sheep cheese to add to it.
       The results were as expected—VERY garlicky—when I tried it on some ciabatta bread. Haven't tried it on pasta, meat or fish yet. Maybe next time I'll add some walnuts. { CAUTION: Make sure your partner eats some too to avoid the lonesome polecat syndrome! }

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