Journey Forth

25 August, 2008

Jerusalem Artichokes

Filed under: Children,Family,Food,Health,Life,The Good Life,Thoughts,Vegetables — by Karen @ 6:52 am

Jerusalem artichokes are also known as sunroots or sunchokes. The jerusalem artichoke plant is a species of the sunflower native to eastern America which produces these edible tubers. They have a sweet, nutty flavour, reminiscent of water chestnuts.Jerusalem artichokes contain vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium and are a very good source of iron.

This is my favourite jerusalem artichoke dish: Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

Ingredients
500g/1lb 1½oz Jerusalem artichokes, peeled
25g/1oz unsalted butter
100g/3½oz fresh breadcrumbs

Method
1. Boil the peeled Jerusalem artichokes in boiling salted water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain well.
2. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F/Gas 6.
3. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs until crisp and lightly browned. Place the cooked artichokes in an oven dish and cover with the breadcrumbs.
4. Roast for 20 minutes, then serve straightaway. 
Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour

Recipe by: Richard Corrigan

 

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