|FFWD ~ Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic|
If you have never heard of the Jerusalem artichoke, you are not alone. When I asked my produce man if he had any, or if he could get some for me, he looked puzzled. Then he told me, he had never heard of such a veggie, and had never seen them offered by their suppliers! OK then!! I decided to get a bit creative, and search the Internet. To my surprise they were selling them on E-Bay! Really?? I truly believe that you can find just about anything on E-bay!
|They really were quite good|
The recipe that Dorie shares is quite simple. The worst part of the preparation, was the peeling of these very knobby roots. Honestly, this is pretty much a non-recipe. Place chunks of peeled sunchokes into a pie plate with a few tablespoons of olive oil, a few sprigs of rosemary, a few sprigs of thyme, salt and pepper. Then slice several cloves of garlic very thin, and add them to the pan. Roast twenty minutes at 400°, turn and roast another twenty minutes. That’s it! I really enjoyed these! They were different, sweeter and softer than a potato, but quite good. The best part was the roasted sliced garlic. Yum! And did Bill like them? He didn’t appreciate the sweet taste and texture. I'd like to try them in soup some time, and see why the French chose them as “Best Soup Vegetable”.
Although this has been a month of ugly, for French Fridays, I have enjoyed our adventures in trying new things! Things I would have never tried without Dorie! Happy Friday everyone!
|The ugly sunchoke root looks a bit like ginger root file photo|
|Peeled and ready for the oven|
|Roasted and ready to eat|
|I actually enjoyed this new adventure in eating|
|My morning visitor|