Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

The flavor of ramps is similar to onions with a touch of garlic, particularly like scallions, but wilder. They can be used just like scallions. In Appalachia, they are so popular that festivals are dedicated to them. They've been a staple of Southern Appalachian cooking for generations. Scallions (white part only) may be substituted for the ramps. Cooking time is approximate. While this recipe is written in a relatively old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to for the current information.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash cucumbers well and place in a bowl.
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Pour boiling water over cucumbers.
  4. Let set until vinegar mixture is ready.
  5. Mix vinegar, water and salt together; bring to a boil.
  6. Drain water off cucumbers; put dill and ramps in jar; pack cucumbers on top.
  7. Place 1/4 teaspoon alum in each jar.
  8. Pour boiling vinegar mixture over cucumbers and seal jars in boiling water bath.