Fun Fact: Did you know that hops are one of the most expensive vegetables in the world? And I got 10 different varieties growing in my backyard!!!! (Yea, for me!)
Recently I came across an article that explained that you can eat hop shoots. So I thought, why not? The stems themselves are described in the same way as asparagus and have even being mentioned by Pliny that they were eaten during the height of Roman reign. So I've decided to saute them in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and add them to a frittata. If you are interested in actually using the hop flower (what is used in beer) experts say to use them as a seasoning, where you would traditionally use rosemary, thyme, oregano and marjoram.
1) Trim leaves off of stems. (Apparently you can cook with them too, but I'm leaving them out of this one!)
2) Saute you stems in Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt and Pepper
3) Add them to your frittata or egg dish.
And the verdict is: