Caramelized Ramps

Caramelized Ramps

By annamueser Published: July 24, 2012

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

Ramps, also called wild leeks, are similar to a leek or an onion. With a delicious onion-garlic flavor, they are a special once-a-year treat. Recipe from



  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Melt the butter in an ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat. The sauté pan should be large enough to hold all the leek bulbs in a single layer. Add the leek bulbs and cook until they begin to brown slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and toss, continuing to cook until the sugar melts and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Add the salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  4. Place the pan in the oven, uncovered, and roast for 15 minutes. Remove to a serving dish and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Serve while still warm.