Monday, February 22, 2010

Veggie Month: Sunchokes/Jerusalem Artichokes

(They're related to the sunflower, but I don't buy that anymore than the idea that Manet's the Father of Impressionism. I don't see it.)

In researching sunchokes online, I kept reading that they can be eaten raw. And I suppose they can. One can probably eat shoe leather, too, but I wouldn't recommend it.

After one raw bite, I decided to sauté them in water with celery and Omaha Steak Seasoning. If this meal weren't going to be on the Internet, they probably would've been microwaved and dunked in ketchup. But I'm glad I didn't.

(This dish is good by itself, or as a starchy base for last night's leftover okra stew.)

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