At the Orchard

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

If you've noticed the Jerusalem Artichokes in Pietree's Farm Stand or maybe our Farmers' Market table and have hesitated to buy them, not knowing how to prepare them - here is an easy suggestion.  Everything tastes better roasted with salt, garlic, and seasoning - and jerusalem artichokes are no exception.  We have plenty of both the artichokes (also known as Sunchokes) and garlic (red and white varieties) available at the Norway Farmers' Market - so swing by on a Saturday (10-2 at the CEBE Building, downtown Norway) and pick some up for your next winter night warm up meal.

 

Pietree Jerusalem Artichokes and Red Garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Scrub 1 pound Jerusalem Artichokes and cut out any eyes.  Cut into one inch pieces.  Mix 3/4 cup Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons dried thyme, 2-4 cloves of minced garlic (depending how garlic-y you like things.  We used Pietree's own red garlic), and sea salt to taste.  Add Jerusalem Artichoke pieces and toss to coat.  Spread the mixture in a flat layer on a baking sheet.  Roast in the preheated oven until the Jerusalem artichokes are tender, 35-45 minutes.

 Enjoy!  We served alongside a nice, green salad to supplement.