What to do with Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are one of the most CSA-specific vegetables we get in a season; they are always the first veggie that really throws people for a loop.  What are these alien beans???  Turns out, they’re the stalk that grows up from a garlic bulb, and they need to be cut in order for the bulb to grow to full size.  Farmers realized that what used to be considered waste actually tasted delicious, sort of like a cross between a green onion and garlic, and that’s how Garlic Scapes ended up on our dinner tables.  Wondering how to use them?  Here are some suggestions:

Warm Potato Salad with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic Scapes from Cathy Erway at Not Eating Out in NY

Fried Goat Cheese and Lemon Ravioli with Balsamic Sauce and Garlic Scape Breadcrumbs from With Fork and Knife

Garlic Scape Pesto from…somewhere.  Sorry, my record keeping is poor.

Stir Fried Asian Greens with Broccoli and Kholrabi