After a few days of her munching these, I decided I better start capitalizing on their goodness too. I am so glad I did. Garlicky Chive Blossom Butter is what I decided to do. I've been loving it. We've spread it on savory muffins, I've sautéed with it to give my vegetables a little extra flavor and my favorite ... I've used it on garlic bread. Yum!
The chive flavor is very subtle in the flowers which I was nervous about it being overpowering and bitter. Other ways to use your blossoms are in soups, salads, eggs ... they are just as delicious as your chives but with a little extra beauty!
Garlicky Chive Blossom Butter
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (vegan or regular)
10-12 chive blossoms, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
In a bowl, mix all ingredients until they are well incorporated. If you are making multiple sticks, use a stand mixer, your arms will thank you!
Depending on what you're doing with it, you can put it in a bowl to serve or place it on saran wrap and roll it into a log. Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to firm back up. Slice it, chunk it, cube it or serve it and use it anyway you'd like it!