Foraging Recipes: Wild Garlic Biscuits

6 servings
40 min

If you’re looking for foraging recipes, try these Wild Garlic Biscuits. Using wild edible plants when you cook can help you keep your grocery budget in check.

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If you're looking for foraging recipes, try these Wild Garlic Biscuits. Using wild edible plants when you cook can help you keep your grocery budget in check.

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Wild edibles include things like wild ramps (or garlic), dandelions, clover, and elderberries. One of my favorite wild plants to use in cooking is wild ramps. They are also called wild garlic.

I’ve been foraging for several years to supplement our grocery budget and eat closer to the earth.

As more and more wild areas are built on, it’s harder to find wild plants like wild leeks. They have become over-harvested. Try to pick them in the most sustainable way to leave them for the next generation.


What are wild edibles?

Wild edibles are plants that humans have not cultivated or otherwise altered. These plants grow in woodlands, meadows, and even suburban yards. Wild edibles are both nutritious and delicious.

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What are wild ramps?

Wild ramps (also called wild garlic) are a type of wild edible plant. They have long, slender leaves resembling scallions and pink to pale purple flowers in spring. Wild ramps are packed with nutrients and make a delicious addition to any meal.


When is ramp season?

In the early spring and summer, you can find wild ramps in woodlands and meadows. Look for their long, slender leaves, which resemble scallions. The leaves are usually the first to appear before the flowers bloom.

Check out this foraging book to get started.

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Where can I find them?

You will find this wild plant on the forest floor at the base of hardwood forests. They have a very short window for harvesting.

When you forage, I recommend picking up this wild edibles book. Wild leeks are easy to identify because they smell like an onion if you tear the leaf.

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How do you harvest ramps?

When harvesting wild ramps, it’s essential to be mindful of the environment. Make sure only to take a few plants from each area, leaving plenty for other animals and future harvests.

You can use scissors or a knife to cut off the leaves at the base of the plant. Never pull up the whole plant by the roots.

Take only a few leaves from each plant. When cultivating wild leeks, leave the ramp patch in the same condition you found it.

Harvest responsibly so that you can enjoy cultivating ramps for many years. Ramps grow wild in many areas.


What does wild garlic taste like?

Wild garlic has a strong garlicky flavor, similar to regular garlic or onion. It’s slightly spicy and pairs well with eggs, vegetables, and meats. Wild ramps are also delicious in soups, salads, and pesto.

If you're looking for foraging recipes, try these Wild Garlic Biscuits. Using wild edible plants when you cook can help you keep your grocery budget in check.

How do you cook with wild edibles?

Wild edibles can be used in a variety of dishes. You can add them to soups or salads, sauté them with vegetables, or bake them into bread and biscuits. Wild ramps can also be used to make pesto or a flavorful wild garlic spread.

These wild garlic biscuits are an easy recipe for beginners. Check out this foraging book to get started.


How to store ramp leaves

Once you have harvested your wild ramps leaves, it’s essential to store them properly. Place the fresh leaves in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

If you have an abundance of ramp leaves, you can also preserve them by drying or freezing them.

When adding these wild edibles to recipes, use only the leaves, not the bulbs. The flavor of their bulb is too strong and can overwhelm other flavors.

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Foraging for wild edibles is a great way to supplement your grocery budget and enjoy nature’s bounty. With these tips on harvesting and cooking with wild ramps, you’ll be ready to make some delicious recipes in no time!

One of my favorite recipes for wild edibles is Wild Garlic Biscuits. These are easy to make, and they’re a great way to enjoy the flavor of wild edibles.


What can I use instead of ramps?

Look for ramp leaves in the spring before the ramps bloom. Then, try this recipe. All you need is one leaf.

If you don’t have ramps or want to make it when they are not in season, the closest alternative would be scallions.

a biscuit near garlic and cooking implements

To make the biscuits, you’ll need

  • Muffin tin
  • Silicone muffin liners
  • Food processor (optional)
ingredients on a white plate near ramps leaves

Wild garlic biscuits ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Two eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped wild garlic


NOTE: If you do not have Parmesan, you can substitute cheddar.

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How to make wild garlic biscuits

1 Whisk the eggs with the milk and olive oil.

a white bowl with cheese and yellow liquid

2 Add grated cheese.

3. Then mix the flour with the baking powder.

ingredients in a white bowl

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet.

Batter in a white bowl with a spoon

5. Add the chopped wild garlic.

6 Bake the biscuits at 400F degrees for about 25 minutes.


What else can I use wild leeks for?

If you enjoyed these wild garlic biscuits, you might want to try this next.


  • Ramp compound butter
  • Add them to mashed potatoes
  • Ramp pesto
  • Toss them in your spring salad with other greens
  • Use them in any recipe you would use onion in


Foraging Recipes: Wild Garlic Biscuits
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Two eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped wild garlic
Instructions

Whisk the eggs with milk and olive oil.
Add grated cheese.
Then mix the flour with the baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet.
Add the chopped wild garlic.
Bake the biscuits at 400F degrees for about 25 minutes.
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