Although sunchokes, also called Jerusalem artichokes, have been gaining in popularity these past few years, we had yet to see them at our farmers market until this past week. Very exciting! We’ve tried them roasted and pureed, and now we’re looking for some more unusual and exciting dishes for these knobby tubers.
Sunchokes have a sweetish, mild flavor that can get easily overwhelmed or lost in dishes with a lot of strong flavors. These recipes sound really good to us:
• Fennel, Sunchoke, and Apple Salad from Saveur - The shaved raw sunchokes in this recipe are really intriguing.
• Cream of Sunchoke Soup with Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms from the Greenmarket - A great way to really feature the sunchokes.
• Sunchoke and Potato Gratin from First Look, Then Cook - Layered with melty fontina cheese.
• Sunchoke and Kale Hash with Farro from Food & Wine - This recipe plays off the nutty notes in both the sunchokes and the farro.
• Roasted Chicken and Jerusalem Artichokes from Martha Stewart - The sunchokes are cooked alongside the chicken, becoming crispy and tender.
What other suggestions do you have?
Related: What Should I Serve with Sunchoke Puree?
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