Anyone ever had them?
I've been watching way too much Food Network lately, and they use them every once in a while.
Glad I looked them up, because if someone had said "Jerusalem Artichoke" to me, I would have said no way, since I really do NOT like artichokes.
Turns out they're not artichokes at all, and no one really knows why they're called that.
Anyway, I chopped them into about 1 inch squares, mixed them with chunks of red peppers and onions, tossed them in olive oil. A little sea salt and ground black pepper. Roasted that mixture for 50 minutes at 400.
They turned out awesome. Tasted like roasted potatoes, but better.
But, they don't *cost* the same as potatoes. Yoiks! The 4 sunchokes I had (each was about 1/2 the size of my fist) ended up barely serving 4 of us, and cost $4. A *whole* lot more than potatoes.
But, as an every once in a while treat, it's OK.
Now, of course, I read a little more, and it seems that some people can get a little, uh, gastrointestinal distress the next day.
Guess I'll find out.