This vegetable is not an artichoke and despite its name, has nothing to do with Jerusalem. This member of the sunflower family is also known as a “sunchoke” and has a flesh that is nutty, sweet, and crunchy.
It is a lumpy, multi-pronged, brown tuber that looks like gingerroot. The crunchy white flesh has a nutty, sweet flavor. The skin is very thin and nutritious and may be washed well before using. Can be eaten raw or cooked.
plural: Jerusalem artichokes
Season: available year-round
How to prepare: bake, boil, fry, puree, steam or raw
Matches well with: bechamel sauce, butter, cream, garlic, ginger, hazelnut, hllandaise sauce, lemon, Parmesan cheese, parley, scallions