Herb Roasted Sunchokes, often called Jerusalem Artichokes, are a tasty, though a bit unusual vegetable. Seasoned with dried herbs and lightly roasted with olive oil, this is a delicious fall flavored side dish.
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Day 2 of #FallFlavors week – a week where food bloggers are going to wow you with recipes using all the fall foods with the help of some awesome sponsors. Sponsors that generously provided us with products to use in our creations. At the end of this post, you will find all of today’s recipes linked up. If you missed what I shared Monday, you can check out the Apple Pie Tacos here.
Have you ever heard or tasted a Sunchoke? I hadn’t until Melissa’s Produce (another fabulous sponsor of this event), sent some for me to try. After researching what they were, how to cook them, and the nutritional value in them I decided to the best way was to roast them with some freshly dried herbs. My family was about to have a surprise side dish for dinner! Before I tell you how to roast them, let me share some facts about sunchokes.
What is a sunchoke?
A variety of a sunflower root, a sunchoke is a brown, lumpy tuber vegetable that resembles ginger root, but is actually a variety of sunflower root. It doesn’t taste anything like ginger.
Sunchokes are sometimes referred to as Jerusalem Artichokes, though they’re not an artichoke and they aren’t from Jerusalem.
This vegetable is similar to a potato but the carbohydrate present is inulin and not starch, Side note: Inulin is an excellent source of fructose for diabetics.
How do you eat and cook a sunchoke?
The skin of a sunchokes is edible. The vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a taste similar to a water chestnut when raw, and when cooked, more like a potato. You can roast, fry, sauté, or even grill sunchokes.
How to Roast Sunchokes with Herbs
You will want to scrub the vegetables under cold water before slicing to roast. I sliced them into 1/4 inch slices and laid them out on a baking sheet. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the sunchokes. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, toss the herbs and sunchokes until they are coated with the olive oil. Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes, flipping them over halfway.
They are done when they are tender and crisp, much like roasting potatoes. Once done, sprinkle dried herbs over them – I used freshly dried oregano and thyme, about 1/2 teaspoon of each. Serve.
Herb Roasted Sunchokes
- 1 pound sunchokes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly dried thyme
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- You will want to scrub the vegetables under cold water before slicing to roast. I sliced them into 1/4 inch slices and laid them out on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the sunchokes. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, toss the herbs and sunchokes until they are coated with the olive oil.
- Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes, flipping them over halfway. They are done when they are tender and crisp, much like roasting potatoes.
- Once done, sprinkle dried herbs over them - I used freshly dried oregano and thyme, about 1/2 teaspoon of each. Serve.
The wonderful #FallFlavors event hosts, Family Around the Table, A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures, and Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks invite you to follow the hashtag on social media for great recipes. Follow the Fall Flavors Pinterest board for more fall recipe inspiration!
Here’s what we made for Tuesday:
- Apple Pear Crisp by Family Around the Table
- Au Gratin Potatoes & Sunchokes by Sweet Beginnings
- Caramel Apple Pie Bombs by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Caramel Apple Tea Doughnuts by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Gingered Pear Crumble Galette with Whipped Mascarpone by The Spiffy Cookie
- Green Apple Mule by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Herb Roasted Sunchokes by Blogghetti
- Make The Best Ever Southern Candied Yams Recipe by Intelligent Domestications
- No-Churn Caramel Apple Ice Cream by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pear & Apple Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples by Eat Move Make
- Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Gluten-Free Vanilla Apple Fritters by Frugal & Fit
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