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Elaine Hovenkamp

Aired on May 12, 2014

Recipe: Ramps, Bacon, and Potato Hash

May 15, 2014


  • 3-4 slices of thick bacon, chopped in 1/8”pieces
  • 3-4 new potatoes (3-4 c.)– cut into 1/4” cubes
  • 6-8 ramps– roots trimmed and well rinsed, chopped in 1/4 inch pieces
  • (2 Tbsp. optional margarine or butter)


In a large frying pan, over medium heat, cook down the bacon till it is about 3/4s done. Remove just the bacon add the potatoes to the pan and cook the potatoes in the bacon drippings– about 15 minutes. If the potatoes start to burn you can add some butter or margarine. When the potatoes are slightly tender, add the bacon and ramps to the pan and continue to cook for another five minutes, stirring often. Serves 3-4 as a side dish.

You can also add 6-8 stalks of asparagus cut in 1/2” pieces when you add the ramps and bacon.

This also makes a great breakfast when you serve it with a couple of cooked eggs.

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