These little vegetables are smaller than your pinky finger and have a quirky shape- we weirdly thought of miniature, fat baby thighs. See that hand moving around in the bin? It was scooping up huge handfuls (almost half the crosnes on display) for a guy who sounded like he was taking them back to his restaurant. This was at 8:30 a.m., so you may need to arrive early to get your share.The farmer told us we could eat crosnes raw, in a salad, sauté them with some butter, or roast them in the oven. The printed material he gave us (which came from Chow) says to rub with kosher salt to remove the skin, but it also notes that most of the flavor is in the skin, so it's a little confusing. We don't think we'd bother trying to remove it.
Have you ever eaten crosnes?
(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)