Garlic Scapes

These curly stalks are garlic’s mild-mannered offspring.

Garlic scapes are the immature flower stalks of garlic plants.  Long, thin, and pliable, they are often removed to facilitate the growth of the garlic bulb and sold separately.  The tenderness and mildness of scapes make them extremely versatile; use them as a tasty addition to stir-fry, pesto, scrambled eggs, pizza, soups, or anything that benefits from a subtle garlic flavor.

Storage

Store unwashed scapes in a loosely wrapped plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  Or, cut into pieces and freeze for six months