Last week a reader asked to help her distinguish between wild leeks and wild garlic. I said I'd post some photos to help so here they are!
|The bulbs are an inch wide at the largest but vary and can be as small as a half inch wide. Here they are fresh picked. Note the reddish stems on the older/larger ones.|
|Their leaves can be quite wide. I can always spot them because the leaves drape gracefully down, the tips nearly touching the woodland floor.|
|Cleaned and ready for chopping/braising etc. They are much sweeter than a lot of onions and their smell is different from cultivated ones.|
|Hope this helps!!|
Hey Carolyn; hope this helps! I'm not sure I've seen wild garlic before so I can't compare. These ended up whole on the grill, blackened and buttered until translucent. They were delicious. We plan on getting a few more this week.