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  • Date Submitted: 03/22/2010 04:56 PM
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Chives

General Description
Chives are the bright green, long, hollow, thin leaves of Allium schoenoprasum, an onion like member of the lily family.

Geographical sources:
California

Traditional ethnic uses:
Chives are one of the herbs used in fines herbes, a traditional French herb blend. They also are great as a garnish.

Taste and aroma description:
Chives have a mild, onion like flavor, with a hint of garlic.

History and Region or Origin:
Chives grow wild in both the Old and the New World. They have probably been used since ancient times, but they have only been cultivated since the Middle Ages

Storage tips:
Place fresh chives in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Don't wash or cut them until ready to use.

What food its used with:

Vegetable Latkes with Garlic Chives

Garlic chives are also called Chinese chives, or tender leaved chives. They have a delicate flavor which is like a combination of mild garlic mixed with a bit of onion. Common chives can be used as a substitute in this recipe if necessary. This recipe makes approximately 8 latkes.
Ingredients for the Vegetable Latkes
    • 1 cup potatoes - peeled and shredded
    • 1 cup carrots - peeled and shredded
    • 1 cup leeks - chopped fine
    • 1 cup mushrooms - chopped fine
    • 2 tablespoons garlic chives - chopped fine
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • ¼ cup vegetable oil
    • sour cream - optional
    • salt and pepper – optional

Other recipes:
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Lobster Sausage
Crab Puffs
All the Way Mashed Potatoes
Alfredo-style Sauce with Fettuccine (Low-Fat)

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