Cut scapes into 1-2" pieces. Put cut scapes into a food processor and chop for 15-30 seconds. Transfer scapes to quart size freezer bags and flatten for ease of storage. Scapes can be kept frozen for up to 1 year, but are best eaten within 6 months of freezing.
You'll find more information about scapes on our recipe page.
Garlic scapes (also known as garlic tops, garlic shoots, garlic spears, early garlic or garlic "flowers") are the curly tipped, extremely tasty green shoots that are the "heads" of hardneck (or topset) garlic.
Scapes are generally not found in supermarkets. Scapes are a versatile and nutritious culinary treasure. Scapes can be used raw or cooked, chopped or whole. Scapes freeze very well.
Scapes are a true culinary delicacy and there are endless possibilities when cooking with scapes. Let your imagination take over.
Here are some ideas for using scapes:
add to quiche or omelets
add to any stir fry recipe
chop and add to cream cheese
dry and make a spice
excellent on the grill
use in place of green onions
great in guacamole and salsa
chop and sprinkle over pasta
add to homemade vinaigrette
excellent addition to stocks
good in salads or on bruschette