The only problem was what do you do with them? I'd never cooked them before, so I headed off to Foodtv.com to look for recipes. It looks like there are basically 3 options:
- Mash them like potatoes
- Bake them (a la gratin)
- Make soup
We went for the last option this time around, and this recipe turned out very nicely. The sunchokes have a slightly sweet taste, with an earthy tone - quite like artichokes.