Wild Onion Biscuits - Foraged

Wild Onion Biscuits

A Foraged twist on a modern favorite: sour cream and onion biscuits! Wild onion deliver the garlicky punch, and our quick sour cream condiment make these biscuits irresistible.

What do Wild Onions taste like?

Well, like onions! This recipe just calls for the chives, which have a punchy garlic flavor without the spiciness of cultivated garlic. Think: a really flavorful chive.
We should also note that sometimes the term “wild onion” is used interchangeably with field garlic. They’re technically different plants, but any related wild allium will work here (even ramps!)

What Should I Serve these With?

We’re glad you asked! We made a quick condiment that really took these biscuits to the next level. It’s pleasantly tangy, a little sweet, and really brings out the oniony flavor of the biscuit:

Combine 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and a pinch of salt. 

Where Can I Buy Wild Onion Chives?

Right here! Foraged Market gives you access to vendors who sustainably forage all sorts of foods – including wild onions!

Buy wild onions here

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Wild Onion Biscuits

A Foraged twist on a modern favorite: sour cream and onion biscuits! Wild onion deliver the garlicky punch, and our quick sour cream condiment make these biscuits irresistible.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time15 mins
chilling time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Foraged
Keyword: biscuit
Yield: 8 biscuits
Calories: 50kcal
Author: JB Douglas
Cost: 10

Equipment

  • 1 box grater
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 large sheet pan
  • 1 pastry brush
  • parchment paper

Materials

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped wild onion chives [or ramp leaves]
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3/4 cup plant milk [try our hickory or black walnut milk]

Instructions

  • 1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, black pepper, and chopped wild onion chives.
  • 2. Grate in 6 tbsp of frozen butter, and mix to coat the butter flakes in the flour. Pour in the plant milk, and stir until a shaggy dough begins to form.
  • 3. Transfer the mixture to the counter and gently shape dough with a bench scraper. Continue until the dough comes together, but is not over-mixed. If the dough becomes warm, chill in freezer for 20min before continuing.
  • 4. Shape the dough into a thick slab. Cut the dough in half, stack the halves atop each other, and gently press into a rectangle. Repeat this cutting and stacking 4 times to build layers into the biscuit. Gently press the dough into a large rectangle 1/4" thick. Cut dough into 8 biscuits, using a knife or biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill in refrigerator for at least 20min. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 5. Remove the biscuits from the refrigerator and brush each biscuit with melted butter. Bake the biscuits at 425 degrees for 12-15min, turning halfway through. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

3 thoughts on “Wild Onion Biscuits”

  1. JB here – I kinda hid the recipe for that sour cream condiment in the text here, but I HIGHLY recommend making it. My partner literally said the biscuit/spread combo was one of the best things I’ve ever made, and I tend to agree. Let me know what you think, especially if you take the time to make these! Also, if you have any biscuit-making quandaries, hit me up on instagram @jbdouglas.food

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