Garlic Scape Confit

Garlic Scape Confit
Staff Writer
Garlic Scape Confit
Ramsi's Café on the World

Garlic Scape Confit

This garlic scape confit can be drizzled on salads, or do as I do — put some on your fried egg in the morning. Another option is to toss artichokes and lime zest with this garlicky dressing, or try serving it simply on some crispy bread.

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  • 5 stalks garlic scapes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 heads garlic, peeled and cloves separated
  • 3 sprigs thyme or other herbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Grilled bread, for serving


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

In a 1-inch-deep baking dish, combine the garlic scapes and peeled garlic cloves with the thyme or other herbs of your choice. Add enough extra-virgin olive oil to cover. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until the garlic cloves have softened, about 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve with grilled bread. To store, discard the scapes and thyme and store the cloves with oil in an airtight container.

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.