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Serves : 4

Ramps, or wild leeks, have broad dark green leaves and pink-hued bulbs. This rustic gratin can also be made with young, tender leeks or scallions, both of which require a little more cooking. Ramps are often very dirty, so a good soaking and rinsing is necessary.Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large ovenproof skillet. Add the bread crumbs and toast over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool, then toss with the Gruyère.

Step 2    

Heat the broiler. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet until just brown. Add the ramps, all facing in one direction, and cook over high heat until limp and lightly golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add the cream and cook until bubbling, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the bread crumb mixture.

Step 3    

Set the skillet under the broiler and broil for about 30 seconds, or until lightly browned and bubbling. Serve immediately.

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