What Are Jerusalem Artichokes?
Got potato burnout? Try Jerusalem artichokes, a knobby veggie that looks a little like ginger and tastes like a cross between a spud and an artichoke.
Despite the name, they're neither from Jerusalem nor an artichoke; these lumpy guys grow underground on the stem of a variety of sunflower, which may be why they're also called sunchokes.
A little sweet and a little starchy, Jerusalem artichokes are great roasted or pureed. You can also eat them raw: Shave some into salads for added crunch.
Take that, taters!
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