Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic are a terrific substitute for potatoes!
Have You Made Jerusalem Artichokes?
There were a lot of firsts this week. My first foray into the world of Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes. The first time seeing these knobby vegetables, the first time peeling them and the first time cooking them. I grew up eating artichokes around my family’s dinner table, peeling the leaves and dipping them into warm lemon butter. If these sunchokes tasted anything like ordinary artichokes, I’d be just fine. Roasted Jerusalem artichokes would be on our dinner menu, but I’d provide some more ordinary fare, like peas, for those with less adventurous palates. And if you have diabetes or watch your blood sugars, you’ll be happy to learn that Jerusalem artichokes have a much lower glycemic index than potatoes. So eating these won’t result in the same blood sugar spike as with potatoes…and the texture is like a creamy potato, though there is a subtle artichoke flavor, hence their name.