This rather unprepossessing little tuber packs quite a nutritional punch (high in iron, potassium, and B1, and boasting a lower glycemic index than potatoes). Nutty and sweet, with a texture like water chestnuts when raw, or a more complex potato when roasted.
Store in a paper bag in a cool, dark place.
Jerusalem artichokes belong to the sunflower family and are native to central North America.
These are delicious and so easy to prepare. I buy these most weeks and simply scrub them, slice them and roast them in a high-heat oven with olive oil, salt and pepper until tender inside and crispy outside. They are fabulous!
This was ordered on a whim. I sliced it thin(1/4 inch or so) and topped a salad with it. It was crunchy, flavorful and sweet. I never had it raw but ti=his is my go to now... deserves more than 5 stars.
I second Rebecca's comment. Always a good idea to choose solitude after a big portion of these. Worth it though.
I'm with Beth, eating them greedily now. My mother used to find them in the 70's and everybody thought she was nuts. Sliced thinly and roasted with olive oil, rosemary and garlic then a quick broil. You. Will. Like.
These are delicious! I roast mine with carrots or other root vegetables. They are so sweet and creamy! I tried them raw and they are delicious that way too--very crunchy and sweet. Unlike the other reviewer, they did not cause any GI issues.
These were delicious, sort of a sweet onion potato taste. However, the fartichoke nickname is no joke. Severe intestinal distress; people with GI issues beware.
These are amazing. Roast 'em, make soup, nutty and sweet and a total favorite. I'll be heartbroken when they're out of season.
I'm a new fan of these crunchy sweet babies.