Here’s another use for those garlic scapes: mashed potatoes.
We came home tonight at dinnertime, hot and tired. The boys were asleep in the car on the way. We pondered takeout. Pizza. Something easy. But I had a couple of flat iron steaks in the fridge and needed to check them out before demonstrating how to cook them on the kitchen stage at the Stampede tomorrow. (And figure out how to prep 100 samples of same.)
When I got home I put a pot on the stove with half a bag of those multicoloured new potatoes and some water, and chopped in a few garlic scapes. While that simmered I preheated the grill, patted the steaks dry, sprinkled them with salt and pepper, and tossed them on for about 3 minutes per side. When the potatoes were tender I mashed them with a whisk (having left my potato masher somewhere) with a bit of butter and milk. Sour cream would have been good. Dinner in 15 minutes.
Mike said: “remember how you make these.” I’ll consider it recorded.