Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunchokes! What do I do with them........

Our winter CSA started last week.  One of the items that I just don't have a clue what to do with is Sunchokes!  What are sunchokes you say- well if you ask me they look like rubbery dead man finger coral you see at the bottom of the ocean- but they are actually a veggie.

According to Wisegeek.com :

A sunchoke is an underground vegetable like a cross between a rutabaga, potato, sunflower seed, and water chestnut. Also called a Jerusalem artichoke, it is not like an artichoke bloom, nor does it grow in Jerusalem. It's one of the few native tubers of North America. A sunchoke, related to the sunflower, makes a delicious addition to salad, salsa, marinade, and soup.

Hmmm, I am not buying it.   It is just down right UGLY!  and honestly- do I really want to eat something that tastes like a "rutabaga, potato, sunflower seed, and water chestnut"???   and who sits around tasting stuff like this to come up with this unique combo-which in real life probably just tastes like dirt............. combined with the bottom of my shoe.


  1. OMG I have never even heard of such a thing!
    The picture looks like a giant ginger root though!

    ~The Mama Monster

  2. You are a riot! But for you....I'll be delivering a pack of sunchokes from today's CSA right to your door...nice and rubbery!!!!

  3. I don't think I'd know a sunchoke if it hit me in the head. But good info.