Jerusalem artichokes, also known as the "sunchoke" or "earth apple" are members of the sunflower family. The tubers grow into very pretty, tall yellow flowers, but tend to be a little invasive. The solution? Eat them. Much like parsnips or carrots, roasting is a great option. They are sweet and hearty. I had them as home fries with a fresh egg the other morning.
Thanks to my in-laws who have a whole bin full of these, we will be enjoying them until other garden veggies are in season.
Jerusalem Artichoke Home Fries with Rosemary:
*1 large Jerusalem artichoke tuber, about a pound
*1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
*1 Tbsp chopped rosemary
*1-2 cloves garlic, minced
*sea salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 375. Scrub tuber(s) well. Chop the root unpeeled into bite size pieces. Toss with remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Transfer to a lined baking sheet, and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Enjoy!