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Fast & Easy Ramps and Eggs Stir-Fry Recipe


Wild Ramps

Ramps, Allium tricoccum, emerge locally in the early spring for a few short weeks. They were once used as a spring tonic for colds. Not only are ramps are high in vitamin C, which aids immune health, they are also filled with antioxidants and protect from some types of cancer.

Fast & Easy Ramps and Eggs Stir-Fry Recipe

You may order and pickup your ramps from Young Harvests Farm, a Bethesda and Rockville farmers market staple.


Ingredients:

  • 8-12 fresh ramps, cleaned, roots removed, cut into 2-inch sections

  • 3 fresh organic eggs, beaten

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste 

Steps:

  1. Heat a wok or large pan on high heat

  2. Add olive oil 

  3. Add eggs and stir fry, breaking into large bite sized pieces

  4. When eggs are completely formed, add ramps and continue to stir fry on high heat

  5. Season with salt and pepper

  6. Serve hot

References:


BAIRD, E & LANE, M. (1947). The seasonal variation in the ascorbic acid content of edible wild plants commonly found in New Brunswick. Canadian journal of research. 25. 95-101. 10.1139/cjr47c-009.


Calvey, E. M., White, K. D., Matusik, J. E., Sha, D., & Block, E. (1998). Allium chemistry: identification of organosulfur compounds in ramp (allium tricoccum) homogenates fn1 fn1. Phytochemistry, 49(2), 359–364. doi: 10.1016/s0031-9422(98)00191-5


Beretta HV, Bannoud F, Insani M, Berli F, Hirschegger P, Galmarini CR, Cavagnaro PF. Relationships Between Bioactive Compound Content and the Antiplatelet and Antioxidant Activities of Six Allium Vegetable Species. Food Technol Biotechnol. 2017 Jun;55(2) 266-275. doi:10.17113/ftb.55.02.17.4722. PMID: 28867958; PMCID: PMC5569348.

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