Fried Potatoes with Garlic Scapes

We’ve received “garlic scapes” in our CSA shares the past couple weeks, and though the accompanying e-mail from the farm suggested using them as you would green beans, I was nervous about trying them.  Finally, tonight, I decided to try something really simple with them to see what they are like.  I sautéed the scapes with some onions and steamed potatoes, then served the dish with leftover Chickpea Cutlets from Veganomicon.

8 white potatoes, peeled (if desired) and quartered
12 garlic scapes, ends chopped off and discarded, chopped into 1.5-2″ lengths
1 yellow cooking onion, diced
3 tbsp. olive (or other vegetable) oil
dash salt
dash black pepper


  1. Steam or boil potatoes for about 15 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
  2. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, sautée onion and garlic scapes in 1 tbsp. olive oil for 7-10 minutes, turning frequently.
  3. Add in potatoes, remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings and sautée for a further 7-10 minutes, until potatoes become golden.  Serve immediately.

~ by AmyLL on July 3, 2008.

One Response to “Fried Potatoes with Garlic Scapes”

  1. Looks good we also have a CSA box and I will try this one now. I shall let you know how it goes.

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