When should I cut my garlic scapes?
- Cut garlic scapes from mature garlic plants in late summer. Cut them a few weeks after you harvest garlic from which you cut the scapes to allow better bulb development. The bulbils should be just splitting the papery covering of the flower heads on the scapes.
Can you cook with garlic scapes?
Garlic scapes are the tops of a growing garlic bulb.
They are mild in flavor (think roasted garlic) and asparagus-like in texture.
You can grill them to serve with juicy steak, top pizzas, or dice into cheesy omelettes.
No matter how you prepare them, the smell of warm, fragrant garlic will tantalize your senses.
What can I make with garlic scapes?
How do you prepare garlic scapes?
Can I use garlic scapes instead of garlic?
Scapes taste (duh) like garlic, but a bright, fresh, verdant version of it. You can use them anywhere you’d use regular garlic.
Are garlic scapes healthy?
Garlic scapes are a good source of Vitamins A and C as well as fiber. They boast many of the nutritional benefits of garlic cloves, including being high in antioxidants, which, as part of a healthy diet, decrease inflammation in the body and are protective against things like arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
What part of garlic scapes are edible?
The entire garlic scape is edible and you can use the whole scape in pestos and other purees. However, the area from the bulb (where it bulges out) to the skinny tip can be rather tough and stringy, so I discard that portion.
Can I freeze fresh garlic scapes?
Rinse off garlic scapes briefly to remove any debris or soil. Chop garlic scapes into 1/8- to 1/4-inch segments as you would chives. You may also leave them whole for freezing. Place frozen garlic scapes in a freezer bag or sealable plastic container and store in the freezer.
Should I remove garlic scapes?
Since the bulb is what we eat, we recommend cutting the scape. Plus, scapes are delicious and can be used just like garlic, but they are ready a month or two before the garlic bulb. Win, win! To cut your scape, wait until the center stalk completely forms and grows above the rest of the plant.
Where can I buy garlic scapes?
Garlic scapes are only available for a short window of time in late spring and early summer, available at most farmers’ markets. You can even buy them online. It’s OK to store your garlic scapes in the fridge, where they’ll stay fresh for up to 3 weeks. They can also be frozen.
How long can you keep garlic scapes?
two to three weeks
Can you eat garlic scape flowers?
These pretty spiral stems are edible. Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. If left on the garlic plant, the scapes will flower and then seed. You can even eat the tiny seeds.
Can you dry garlic scapes?
Get Ready for Garlic Scapes. Wash and dry the scapes and chop them into 1/4″ pieces. Place in food dehydrator and dehydrate for 6-8 hours. Remove from dehydrator and run through vitamix juicer to turn into powder.