Here is another quick idea for a side dish that uses up garlic scapes. Although they can be cooked intact, I recommend chopping the scapes into green bean sized pieces.
Garlic Scapes with Shitake and Pancetta
- Bunch of garlic scapes (about 16-20), chopped
- 6-8 shitake mushrooms sliced 1/4″ thick
- 5-8 pieces of pancetta chopped medium
- 2 tbsp fresh oregano
In a large frying pan cook pancetta until crispy. Quickly add mushrooms mix well to absorb the oil in pan. When mushrooms begin to brown add scapes and saute until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Season with oregano, salt and pepper.