Valley Bounty: Sunchokes
Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem Artichokes, are sunflower-sprouting tubers native to the US and Canada. They have a sweet flavor owing to a relatively large amount of inulin, a polymer of fructose. In many dishes, sunchokes can be substituted for potatoes for a variation that’s sweeter and a bit less starchy. Try cutting sunchokes into one- or two-bite wedges, then blanching them quickly before tossing with olive oil and salt and baking.
Valley Bounty is written by Brian Snell.