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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sun Flowers... Sun-chokes

Can you remember seeing the wild sunflowers growing in the alleyway or roadside?  Now is the time to dig down and see what treasures they have left for you.  They are usually better after a nice hard freeze hits the land and I am always excited to remember that there is something delicious waiting for me in the dead of winter.  These are sun-chokes, or Jerusalem artichokes.  They are best ( in my opinion ) lightly sauteed.  They have kind of a nutty flavor but look like a potato.  I like them cooked with fried potatoes actually.  They have around 26 carbs per cup  which is less than potatoes and they have a higher nutritional value than a potato as well.

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