Sunday Brunch: Wild Ramps Soup

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CHICAGO — Chef Elio Romero from Chef’s Station in Evanston showed how to make Wild Ramps Soup.

Ramps are a wild onion that grow during the Spring in the U.S. They’re sometimes referred to as wild leeks and taste like a balanced mixture of garlic and onion. They’re pungent and scarce.

Chef’s Station offers a quaint atmosphere and a unique spin on Contemporary American Cuisine. Relaxed restaurant with classic American dishes, full wine and cocktail selection and outdoor seating.

Chef’s Station
915 Davis
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-9821

Wild Ramps Bisque

4 cups ramps (including the green tops, chopped)
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 cups Yukon potatoes (diced)
6 cups chicken broth
2 cup heavy cream
Salt (to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


1. In a large skillet Add Butter, ramps and potatoes to  in the skillet. Sauté on medium-low heat until the ramps are tender.
2. Stir in chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
3. Stir in the heavy cream and heat thoroughly without boiling. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. For a chunky soup, leave as is or blend a portion of the vegetables and return to the broth. If a velvety smooth soup is desired, pour the entire contents into a blender or food processor and purée until thick and smooth.
5. Serve hot or cool to room temperature, cover, and chill thoroughly to serve cold as you would a vichyssoise


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