Potatoes and Ramps

Potatoes and Ramps

Potatoes and Ramps

I really enjoy ramp season. They aren’t around for long so I try to cook with them often. I’ve had them with eggs and asparagus and pasta and cheese. I decided today to pair them up with potatoes. It’s a great combination. I started with about 5 cups of diced red-skinned potatoes and 2 cups of chopped ramps. I had some chicken stock so I simmered the diced potatoes in the stock until tender- about 10 minutes. I had also just sauteed some chicken. The skillet I had cooked the chicken in had some chicken fat and all the tasty brown bits you get from cooking chicken. I decided to just cook my potatoes and ramps in the chicken pan. I heated up the skillet and added the ramps and the potatoes, plus a little of the chicken stock. I cooked them over high heat until the stock had evaporated and the potatoes had started to brown. I turned the heat down a little and let the potatoes brown some more. Added some salt and fresh ground pepper and they were ready. The taste of the potatoes with the ramps was really good. The flavor from the chicken drippings was an added bonus.