What the Hell are Garlic Scapes? 

 Looking at these, they reminded me of elephant garlic but curly.  My pantry box informed me that Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. You can also treat garlic scapes as you would garnish, chives, or scallions. I learned they have a short season, and one of the best ways to preserve them is by trimming them and pickling them with spices (mustard seeds, peppercorns, fennel seed, cumin) and a vinegar-salt-sugar mix. I did neither. I simply used mine as garlic. If you have any suggestions, I am open as they tend to pop up in my pantry box regularly, though I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy these. 

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3 Responses to What the Hell are Garlic Scapes? 

  1. What is a pantry box! How do things pop in there?

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