I bought these beautiful garlic scapes at the Charlotte Farmer’s Market last weekend. It was my first time there and now I wish I had gone sooner. I just get in the routine of going to my little neighborhood market – it’s convenient to walk to and it has everything I need.

But this big market had so much more variety! It was a spur of the moment trip and I only had $15 cash so the pressure was on. First I got an almond croissant and some single-batch roasted coffee so I could think clearly about my purchases. Next, some peaches – they weren’t summer-sweet yet but perfect for sangria. I bought jalapeños to make these sandwiches for a dinner party.

And finally a hearty loaf of bread and these garlic scapes. I had never tried garlic scapes before – they’re surprisingly sweet and mild! I was expecting something more like a garlicky green onion but that was not the case. Subtle garlic flavor with lots of sweetness sums them up. I browned them in butter and deglazed the pan with a hearty squeeze of lemon juice, some salt and pepper and started eating them one-by-one. Good thing I was able to save a little for this sandwich.

Ingredients for the Sandwich

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise
  • 2 teaspoons miso
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • about 5 garlic scapes
  • juice of half a lemon
  • some butter / olive oil for sautéing
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few slices of your favorite bread


Sauté the garlic scapes in a bit of butter and some salt on medium heat to slightly brown them. Turn heat down low then squeeze on the lemon juice. Mix the ingredients for the miso mayo together. Mash in the eggs. Fresh pepper here is good. Parsley too. Assemble as shown. Take a big ‘ol bite.

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