These are sunchokes,
aka Jerusalem artichokes.
A gift from farmer Bob to me.
Something new to learn about and try to cook.
Have you had sunchokes before?
Heard of them?
I had heard about sunchokes but had no idea about them, a first for me.
First I googled, then off to wiki and then onto a recipe site.
Anything gratin sounds good to me.
Anything baked with a cheese topping.
First you peel the knobbly ginger looking chokes,
toss them into salted boiling water until soft but not mushy (10 mins)
butter a baking dish, slice chokes and place in pan like a tile roof (overlap), top with parmesan cheese and dot with butter (I added a few leftover breadcrumbs too),
and bake at 400 until bubbly & browned.
Super tasty...like really flavorful potatoes only better.
I would make sunchokes again but I will say the peeling is laborious.
oh-no, I might not make it again.
hungry cravings blog post explains a few things to me I didn't know about.
OKAY I WILL NOT BE EATING SUNCHOKES AGAIN...THERE IS A REASON THEY ARE NOT A MAINSTREAM VEGGIE!
A bonus shot of my messy kitchen for those of you who think my kitchen is always tidy!