Sunny Tubers

What the heck is this?

Lunch, that’s what!

It’s a sunchoke, which are also sometimes called jerusalem artichokes. I’m doing more food research today.

I have never cooked with sunchokes before, but the kitchen is a place of experimentation, right?

Right.

So I chopped up my ‘choke along with a variety of potatoes. I pulled my olive oil out of the cupboard. Then I promptly dropped the glass olive oil bottle on the granite countertop. It shattered.

Oil everywhere.

I ate a cookie.

And then I cleaned up the terrific mess. Gross. My hands feel very soft and smooth now, however.

Back to my sunchokes. With no olive oil remaining, I lightly tossed my sunchokes and potatoes in regular light vegetable oil, salt and pepper. Spread them out on a greased baking sheet and baked them for 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

They look delicious.

Now, my love of potatoes is well known. And these darn sunchokes were a WONDERFUL addition to my favorite food! A slightly different texture, with a bit more chewy skin and a distinctive earthy flavor, I really liked these a lot.

It’s really fun to try new food. And sunchokes are high in iron and fiber, so it’s extra fun to find cool healthy new foods.

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One thought on “Sunny Tubers

  1. It’s fate! You say in your “fall in the dark” post that you’re good at demolishing dishware, and you proved it! I like your cookie-eating solution to disaster.

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