Wild Ramp Pasta with a Weston Pasta Machine


It's ramp season. 
Time to forage for those wonderfully pungent leek relatives... and turn them into delicious pasta!


Serves two

- Ingredients -
one cup flour
one egg
12 ramp sprigs, leaves separated from bulbs

- Tools -
Weston Manual Kitchen Kit
Weston Pasta MachinePasta Drying Rack


Blanch the ramp leaves by placing them into boiling water for two minutes, and then plunging into ice water.

Place the blanched ramp leaves into the Kitchen Kit with the chopper inserted and turn the handle to chop. Ramps are stringy, so you'll need to chop for about 5 minutes.


Make a mound of flour in a large mixing bowl and dig a well into its center. Break the egg into the center and add the chopped ramp leaves. Use a fork to mash the flour into the well. Continue to mash until you have formed a uniform ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and allow to rest 15-20 minutes.

While the dough rests, place the ramp bulbs into the Chopper and chop until the ramps are minced. Set aside.



Place a pot of water on to boil.

Pull a palm-sized chunk of dough from the ball, and feed the dough into the Pasta Machine until the middle setting, then feed it into the noodle cutting attachment of your choice.



Hang the noodles on your Pasta Drying Rack while you finish rolling out your noodles. 


Boil the noodles 3-5 minutes, until soft. Drain and immediately toss with olive oil, lemon juice, and minced ramps.

Serve.


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