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11 responses to “Jerusalem Fartichokes Revisited”

  1. maryann

    You’re funny, Hank. I never had one. Not sure if I want to try them now ;)

  2. Chef KPH

    Like I NEED help!!

  3. adele

    I’ve seen Jerusalem artichokes at the farmers’ market. I can’t decide if your post makes me more or less likely to try them. :)

  4. lanesvillelady

    I am still giggling – what a funny blog! Those Jerusalem artichokes don’t look like any artichoke I have ever seen! They look more like ginger to me. The comments are funny too! Thanks for brightening my night!

  5. NorCal Cazadora

    Moderation is the key, folks.

    It was the chips that did us in at the Hunter Angler Gardener Cook household. They were so good that we ate them like … chips. And then regretted it all night long.

    The pickled ones are definitely worth trying. But if you like learning everything the hard way, go ahead and prepare a sunchoke feast some night when you’re all alone and you, too, can test the limits of your tolerance…

  6. Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener

    it’s my first year growing sunchokes – and yes I had heard about the audible side effects. I also did not realized how pretty the flowers are.

    Have not tried them yet – saving them for when we have less fresh things to eat. Thanks for pickle suggestion.


  7. Peter

    I tried to grow some this year- they were gifts from a friend who was fighting them off- and the deer ate every plant down to the ground. They don’t appear to be afflicted with explosive flatulence.

    I like to grate them fine, mix them 50/50 with grated carrots plus a little flour, and fry them into little frittery things. They also make good gnocchi.

  8. Loo

    what do we do with ours? throw them out.

    we’ve noticed the same effect with cashews, is it the same chemical? cashews create the most noxious SBD’s I’ve ever encountered. Even our dog leaves the room.

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  10. DingerBell

    I love your site which I found by accident. JA’s have invaded my vegetable patch but the BEST way to cook them is to make a simple JA soup with chicken stock. It is so velvety and if you use less stock, a puree of JA is a perfect accompaniment to roast game of any kind. I live in Somerset in SW England and we are lucky here to have an abundance of game and fish so your site is very appropriate to my lifestyle. Keep it up and Happy New Year.
    Chris aka Dinger

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