On Line Cookbook

Breakfast Ramps

Recipe Information
Ramps grow each spring in Appalachia; have a great wild breakfast!

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:As many as you want!

  • 15 ramps
  • 1 lb (.5 kg). bacon
  • 6 or more eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cut cleaned ramps in one-inch pieces.
  • Parboil in plain water.
  • While ramps are boiling, fry bacon in large iron skillet to point just before it becomes crisp.
  • Cut bacon in pieces.
  • Drain parboiled ramps and place in hot bacon fat.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste; fry until done.
  • Serve garnished with boiled eggs, sliced.
  • Ramps are often cooked without boiling.
  • Some cooks break eggs over ramps during final seconds of cooking and stir lightly.
  • Remove when eggs are done.
  • Serve.