Roast Jerusalem artichokes make an easy and healthy side dish which deserves to be better known. A heritage vegetable, with a slightly sweet flavour reminiscent of artichoke.
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Jerusalem artichoke are a heritage vegetable which are not very well known. They have a distinctive appearance with a subtly sweet flavour. In terms of taste, the Jerusalem artichoke is similar to the artichoke, which is where the name “Jerusalem artichoke” comes from.
Jerusalem artichokes taste best when they are as fresh as possible, because you don't need to peel very fresh ones. This saves a lot of work, as peeling Jerusalem artichokes can be time consuming due to their uneven surfaces.
Jerusalem artichokes are low in calories and high in fibre and vitamin B. They are very good for the intestines because they help develop bacteria in the intestines which stimulate bowel movement. They also contain no starch, which is helpful for people with diabetes.
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Published at 2023-11-07, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.
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Updated at: 22-11-2023
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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
You don't need to peel the Jerusalem artichokes when they are fresh out of the ground, but as soon as their skins start to dry out, you will need to peel them. This is best done with a small knife.
Cut the Jerusalem artichokes into pieces and spread them out on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.
Place the sprigs of rosemary and thyme on top of the Jerusalem artichokes and roast for around 20 minutes, until tender and nicely golden brown. The exact baking time depends on the size of the Jerusalem artichoke pieces.
Remove the sprigs of rosemary and thyme and serve immediately. They make a great substitute for a potato side dish. Enjoy your meal!
What are Jerusalem artichokes?
Jerusalem artichokes are a root vegetable with a knobbly appearance, which come in various colours (usually light brown or pink). This vegetable is white inside and has a slightly sweet, nutty flavour, which is somewhat similar to an artichoke.
How should I peel Jerusalem artichokes?
When Jerusalem artichokes are fresh from the ground, there is no need to peel them. You can only store Jerusalem artichokes for a short time before their skin dries out. Then they do need to be peeled. This is best done with a small knife because they have a knobby surface, similar to root ginger.