View Full Version : Digging & Eating Ramps

02-24-2009, 02:04 PM
Have we got any ramp diggers or eaters in here? It won't be to much longer until a person can get out in the woods and start looking for them. Although I can't go running the hillsides anymore, I still like eating my fair share of them. I have to get mine from the grocery store now.
My wife and I plan on going to the little mountain town of Richwood, West Virginia this year to the annual ramp festival that they have. I have never been before, but folks say that the food is out of this world.
They claim that the women up there get together and cook a wide assortment of dishes up for the people to take part in.
My favorite way to eat them is to cook them up with a skillet of fried potatoes with a piece of cornbread to go with it. It doesn't get any better than that in my book.

02-24-2009, 02:56 PM
ramp are good I like them more near the end of summer . around here in wisconsin you got get them before the deer do .

02-24-2009, 03:20 PM
I like them just about anytime that I can get my hands on them.

02-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Ramps - learned something new today. Thanks.

02-24-2009, 05:16 PM
Ramps - learned something new today. Thanks.

Me too. Thanks

02-24-2009, 06:19 PM
ramps are a pretty big deal here in eastern ky as well. there are several yearly festivals built around harvesting and eating them. they are basically wild onions and smell worse on ones breath.

my town has a yearly poke salad festival which is centered around the pokeweed which is also not very tasty.

Ole WV Coot
02-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Yep that time of the year again. They do them up right in Richwood for sure and poke, well I grew up on that. Both are good eat'in.

02-24-2009, 07:40 PM
I just go mushroom hunting for the "Moral" of it!:balloon:

02-24-2009, 08:22 PM
There are two types of wild onions locally. I dig one type. They are pretty good. The other type are ramps.

02-25-2009, 11:29 AM
I just go mushroom hunting for the "Moral" of it!:balloon:

yup, with ramps and poke salad coming up soon....the morels are not far off!

last year i seared and froze enough to last me up til about a couple of months ago which means this year i need to find many more!


02-25-2009, 01:38 PM
mmmm.... fried taters with eggs and ramps.... man I need to get back to WV :)

02-25-2009, 01:42 PM
Are ramps anything like leaks? Never heard of ramps, I've eaten lots of leaks, though. And they taste like onions, chives taste like onions too.

02-25-2009, 01:46 PM

here's another

02-25-2009, 01:49 PM
OHH, learned something today. Cool!! Thanks Scoobywan!! Have a scoobysnack, on me! :D

02-25-2009, 03:31 PM

ramps are most commonly fried with potatoes in bacon grease or scrambled with eggs and served with bacon, pinto beans, and cornbread.

Made me hungry