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Budman1 04-28-2013 07:52 PM

Wild Leek Sunday...
Spring finally made an appearance here in Western New York, so yesterday the wife, I and our faithful companion went back in the woods to get some wild leeks (or ramps if you live in other parts), timing was perfect. Today I searching for leek recipes and found this one for "Wild Leek Pie". I was a little skeptical at first, but it was mighty tasty. Definitely a keeper. It fit in perfect with some pulled pork, ribs and shrimp on the UDS. Here's a few pics of a beautiful Sunday. Got dinner in just before the rain hit.

Leek recipes-

using my favorite temp controller

Duke sleeping on the job

Wampus 04-28-2013 08:27 PM

I bet that IS good! Nice work, and nice deck!

landarc 04-28-2013 08:30 PM

Nice, yeah, those wild leeks are terrific. Nice plate

Mark Warren 04-28-2013 08:40 PM

Awesome Plate

rondini 04-28-2013 10:05 PM

Nice Nice Nice! And thanks for note on the leek site.

Titch 04-29-2013 02:27 AM

Looks good mate, does the wild leek taste like store bought?
Duke looks real stressed mate:laugh:

code3rrt 04-29-2013 03:19 AM

Looks downright good enough to eat!
Sounds like you had a great day.


captndan 04-29-2013 06:58 AM

Did some reading about ramps because I raise them. There were some references about being like a leek. What! Not true! You can buy leeks in the store but not a ramp. Ramps are sold at outdoor events because of the strong odor. Much stronger than a leek. One tiny ramp has as much power as a whole basket of leeks. I like them both. Caution, don't eat ramps around someone you like.

Budman1 04-29-2013 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by AussieTitch (Post 2463914)
Looks good mate, does the wild leek taste like store bought?
Duke looks real stressed mate:laugh:

I always pick them wild, so I really don't know. Rumor has it, and as Captdan says, that wild leeks are a lot stronger than commercially grown leeks or ramps. Up here in New York we call them "leeks", a little farther south, towards West Virginia they call them "Ramps". And as Captdan states "Caution, don't eat ramps around someone you like."... Or eat them around somebody you don't like.:heh: We've pickled them before with good results and I've even seen wine made from them, though I haven't tasted it. Yet.

woodbutcher1 04-29-2013 10:04 PM

Titch,wild leek has a taste all of its own. Cross between garlic and onion. Not even close to the home grown/domesticated variety.

I use the white portions,cut lengthwise,dehydrate them and grind them up into ramp Powder. Awesome stuff. You have to use it sparingly though, it is potent.

John Bowen 04-30-2013 09:02 AM

Most people work their butts off all week dreaming of a day like that! The simple things with family and good food> Good Job!

JerBQ 04-30-2013 10:26 AM

Hey Budman, we're practically neighbors - I'm down in Allegany County, or as we say "Agony" County. I too have been partaking of spring's bounty lately. Keeps the in-laws away:wink:. Not to hijack, but here's a new one I tried a few weeks back, which went over huge with my fellow leek lovers: cold smoked leek dip. Just soften up some cream cheese, mix in some minced leeks (as many as you think you'd like, (I liked a ton), some shredded cheddar, a splash of vinegar (I used my home made cider vinegar), some crisp bacon bits and some black pepper. I lined a shallow aluminum pan with cling wrap, plopped the dip in and spread it out to get a good surface area, and cold smoked with my Amaze-n-Smoker for about 5 hours with hickory pellets. Killer.

fingerlickin' 04-30-2013 12:41 PM

Now that's what I call a productive day. :thumb:

BobM 04-30-2013 07:00 PM

Very nice! :thumb:

Arky Hog 05-03-2013 11:48 AM

Hope you didn't work inside the next day. My experience with these when living up North was the next day was a good day to fumigate for any bugs. A bunch of guys at fishing camp drinking beer and eating ramps was really bad.

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