Ramps recipe
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Sweet and Sour Ramps

You can use any spring or pearl onion here, or young "regular onions." This is a good side dish either hot or at room temperature.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Hank Shaw


  • 1/2 pound dozen ramps or pearl onions
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light-colored honey
  • Black pepper for garnish


  • Clean the ramps or pearl onions and remove the leaves or green parts; use them for another recipe.
  • If you are using pearl onions, boil them for 5 minutes in very salty water before proceeding. This softens them.
  • Saute the ramps in the olive oil over medium-high heat until they brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add honey and vinegar and swirl to combine in the pan. Turn the heat down and simmer until the liquid reduces to a glaze, about another 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature with some fresh black pepper.