leave your inhibitions at the door
Garlic scapes are back in season and I picked up a bunch last weekend at the Farmers’ Market. If you don’t have a market near you, they also have them at Whole Foods. Although, this is one of the rare cases where I wish I DIDN’T go to the market. Once again, some hippie dinged our car with their Subaru door. Ugh.
Garlic Scapes and Bacon
I came across this recipe for Garlic Scapes and Bacon at Rachel’s Table.
Rachel has been a big proponent of eating locally and posts a lot of terrific recipes using in-season produce. I’m a big fan of hers and highly recommend popping over there. That’s AFTER you read this post
My buddy The Architect and his family were over to check out our new digs and we made a batch. All you do is wrap the bacon around the scapes…
And fry ‘em up…
bacon and garlic scapes
That’s it! They were delicious. They didn’t come out as good-looking as Rachel’s but, then again, the two of us aren’t as good-looking as Rachel.
Garlic Scape Carbonara
I also whipped up a big batch of the scape pesto I posted in this blog’s infancy. I made the scape pizza again, but was looking for something else to do with the pesto. So I mixed it in with some pasta…
added some bacon…
and a fried egg…
Semi- Italian cuisine
for a lovely mid-day version of a garlicky carbonara.
OK, I lied. It wasn’t mid-day. I was hungover and had this for breakfast. Whatevs, it tasted awesome.
Have you tried scapes yet? Any thoughts on what else I can do with the scape pesto?