Ramps 'n' Grits

Add garlicky zing to classic southern Appalachian grits.

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2 ramps (wild leeks), white part only, minced, or substitute 1 clove garlic, minced, plus 3 scallions (white part only), chopped

4 packets instant grits, plain or bacon

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

2 cups water black pepper to taste

In Camp

Fry ramps (or garlic/scallions) in oil until fragrant. Add water and bring to a boil. Whisk in grits and season with pepper. Serves 2.

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