Recipe Roasted Sunchokes

October 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Artichoke, Blog, Recipes

I’ve been growing sunchokes, or Jerusalem artichokes, for a couple of years now, and this is the first year I have eaten them. Denise and I like to roast our vegetables, so we tried the sunchokes roasted. I will have to warn you, sunchokes are known to cause gas pain in some people. So if you have never tried sunchokes before, I would start with just a small amount to try, so you can see if they agree with your system.



Sunchokes sliced ¼ inch

Olive Oil

Salt and pepper





1. Scrub your sunchokes under cold water until clean. Then slice them ¼ inch thick.


2. Add aluminum foil to a baking sheet. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.


3. Place thin slices of sunchokes on baking sheet.


4. Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt, pepper, basil, and garlic.


5. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or 30 minutes if you like your sunchokes browned. I like mine slightly more done like a French fry so I like to see some browning. Be careful though the undersides can burn.

***I have heard horror stories of how badly sunchokes taste, and the horrible gas they cause. The sunchokes tasted fine roasted in olive oil and garlic, but then again most things do. I did not experience gas pain, but I only ate half of the baking sheet pictured above. Truth be told, I don't think sunchokes will ever make up much of my diet, I would much rather eat potatoes which store better anyway.

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