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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 11:02 AM

Sunchoke (or Jerusalem Artichoke) Mash Recipe

Bored of potatoes? See if you can find sunchokes! They're a root vegetable related to sunflowers, and they are really delicious. This is just a simple preparation of them, very similar to mashed potatoes, though we leave them a little chunkier because the texture is delightful. We also leave the skins on (after a good scrubbing if necessary) because they have a lot of flavour.

You can mash other things in there, if you like. You could easily make roasted garlic mashed sunchokes and that would be delicious. They also readily pick up the flavour from aromatics in the boiling water, so if you wanted to add things like black peppercorns or dried chilis, they would certainly pick up those flavours.

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eppur_se_muova Jun 3 #1

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 02:14 PM

1. Aka 'girasole'. These grow wild, and NAs farmed them.

They are safer for diabetics because much of the carbohydrate content is in the form of inulin, rather than normal sugars, giving it a low glycemic index. Unfortunately ... it also causes gas. Treating with lemon juice breaks down the inulin into fructose, which is of course fruit sugar. Best proceed with caution ... try some sunchokes, and see if you're one of the ones with a particular fructose sensitivity before eating any larger quantities.

Also google "fartichoke".

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