Friday, May 27, 2011

Chivetastic: Chive Recipes

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I remember my Mom walking out to the deck and picking chives from the herb box that was still covered in snow. I was amazed how those bright green straws could poke up through the snow and thrive.

Now I am all grown up and I grow my own chives. Despite the cold temps and snow we had all through May my chives are abundant in my own garden. They are my first and hardiest harbingers of spring and growing season. Still, there are a lot of them. What do you do with that many chives. You certainly can't waste them. I have been searching the internet for something more creative than chives on baked potatoes. I have rounded up a few recipes for all you chive lovers. But first. One of my favorite ways to use chives.

Did you know the purple blooms are edible. They have a slightly milder chive taste and they are gorgeous and tasty crumbled over a salad. Serve over some spring greens like spinach, sorrel and watercress.

Or add chopped chives to melted butter and brush on grilled corn.

I always make a little garlic chive butter

Loving this lowfat creamy chive chicken recipe from Eating Well.
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce

These baked chive fries are a big hit next to a grilled steak.
Chive Fries

I am going to give these chive recipes a try.

Lamb Chops with mustard and chives

Bacon and Chive Scones


Tiffany said...

I am bookmarking this post and I want to try ALL of these recipes, everything sounds great and we too have an abundance of chives in the garden!

Emily Malloy said...

Funn! I looove chives!

Malli said...

I am a big fan of all herbs and love the use of Chives in this.Wonderful!!


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