Having been away for a few saturdays, I was very glad to go to my local farmer's market again this week. Among other things I was overjoyed to see some Jerusalem Artichokes. I'd never eaten them until a few years ago (having never seen them to buy plus being warned about the effects on the digestive system), but now we love them!
Here's what they look like:
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They are like a very nutty potato and can be used similarly.
I also bought some lovely leeks and some hardneck garlic and decided to make a soup:
- 2 large leeks
- 2 huge cloves of garlic
- 1 qt Jerusalem Artichokes, scrubbed
- 2 tetrapaks of Chicken Stock (or homemade)
Taste and adjust seasoning and serve with a drizzle of excellent artisan olive oil on top (or not if you don't have any).