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15.10.14

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic & Potatoes #French Fridays with Dorie

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We are on an ugly food roll in French Fridays with Dorie: celery root two weeks ago, monkfish last week and Jerusalem Artichokes this week... it must be Halloween season because I feel like I've have been concocting witches' brews for the last month. Don't be surprised if we roast eye of newt next week!

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When I read that Jerusalem artichokes actually taste like regular artichokes I panicked. You see the only time I make artichokes in my house is when my husband and son are on a camping trip. Only my daughter and I like artichokes. 

I decided to throw some potatoes in with the Jerusalem artichokes, just in case the boys really hated the chokes, they could pick out the potatoes. I also played around with the original recipe.

Shopping note for J.chokes, if you plan on roasting them and peeling them... look for straight chokes. I mostly had fairly straight J.chokes and it wasn't that hard to get their skin off.


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As for the result...everyone liked them! They were not a strong artichoke taste and the texture was like a firm potato, so the boys ate them. I of course. ate the most. My daughter and I being big artichoke fans loved them... but they didn't love my stomach. I read after consuming two helpings of j.chokes that they can upset some peoples' stomachs...and never eat them raw was also the warning I read!

For most people Jerusalem Artichokes don't cause any stomach havoc... they are really a unique root vegetable worth giving a try... very nice in a mix of other roasted vegetables. 


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Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic & Potatoes

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

adapted from Dorie Greenspan's, Around my French Table.

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of Jerusalem Artichokes peeled
1/2 pound of potatoes quartered
3 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon of dried Thyme
1 tablespoon of fresh Rosemary minced
2 tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper


Directions:

1) Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees

2) Line a baking pan with foil. 

3) Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and spread out on the baking pan.

4) Roast for 35 - 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and lightly brown.

Great side dish for any Fall meat dish.



Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review. 





27 comments:

  1. I was thinking of doing the same thing and throwing in some potatoes or other vegetables!
    I'm glad I also read that eating too many can upset your stomach because I bought quite a few and I tend to finish what the kids leave :)
    They do look delicious though!

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    1. Definitely good in a mix. I think the flavor is too much on it's own.

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  2. I think EVERYONE read about the, ahem, gastro issues with these. I wasn't able to score any so I'm still trying to figure out what I'll roast with garlic before Friday.

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    1. So where was the post in FB if everyone knew about how they can upset your stomach. I didn't think to google before I roasted!

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    2. When you assume... sorry about that. Maybe we should have talked about it on the FB group.

      The overwhelming majority of the articles I read on Jerusalem artichokes stressed the side effects of eating them. I hope the discomfort passed quickly.

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    3. It sounds like we should resurrect the P&Q section. I knew about their potential for discomfort, but haven't found any yet, so don't know how we'll do with them. I like the idea of mixing them with potatoes.

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  3. I actually like Jerusalem artichoke, and i'd definitely like this recipe.
    Sounds great :)

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    1. You live in the right place for them. Glad you like the recipe Winnie.

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  4. Oh dear, sorry to hear that. I was lucky not to suffer any digestive issues and am only today hearing that this is apparently a potential side effect. Maybe these veggies should come with a warning label.

    As for eye of newt, hmm, I'll start googling for substitutions:-)

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    1. Oh come on eye of newt is a delicacy!

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  5. No side effects whatsoever here, cos I did not roast any JA! Your picture of the JA is beautiful!

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    1. Be warned... be very warned. Actually, I seem to be the only person who got an upset stomach.

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  6. Diane…you had me laughing with the eye of newt comment. I did look J chokes up in Wikipedia, and read about the digestive problems…however I had already eaten them.
    I love that you mixed yours with potatoes…they look terrific! Glad they were a hit with the guys in family!

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    1. I think eye of newt would be delicious with frog legs? I'm sure the French would approve.

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  7. Yeah, we've had some interesting dishes lately...and more to come. Thank goodness no eye of newt in this cookbook ;) So sorry about the GI trouble...ugh.

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  8. It has been an ugly month, hasn't it? I wish the store had had straighter chokes. While I did like them, I didn't enjoy peeling them. Sorry they upset your stomach. I didn't have that happen either. Maybe you can make eye of newt cookies next week for Dorie's birthday?

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  9. How funny that the boys enjoyed these too!

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  10. Where did you read that they taste like artichokes? Interesting since they are not related to the artichoke at all! Mine tasted kind of bland - a little nutty but mostly bland. I DID read about the gastro issues but figured you'd need to eat A LOT of these to have any issues! So sorry you did (and glad I only made a tiny amount shared between 6!)

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    1. It may have been wikpidea. They were described as a cross between a potato and artichoke in flavor. Exactly what mine tasted like. Maybe yours were old?

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  11. Diane, thank you for your lovely thoughts on our anniversary, that was so nice. I am sorry this week's
    recipe did not agree with you, but certain veggies will do that. The dish looks good though. Have a great
    weekend, you must be getting very excited for your upcoming trip to Paris.

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    1. Yes Nana I am... trying to decide on an itinerary and learn a few phrases in French.

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  12. Sorry they distressed you.
    At least ugly month is almost over! I am sure you (and your daughter) will enjoy choosing from one of next week's choices.

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  13. Diane, a very nice idea to pair them with potatoes - I like your presentation - it looks very appetizing - too bad they were not such a huge hit all around but it is always fun to try a new recipe or a different veg.

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  14. I can't wait to try your recipe using Jerusalem artichoke and potatoes. I have to admit I have never tried this but your great tutorial will get me to try this dish. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. If you like artichokes these will be delicious.

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  15. yes root vegetables known to cause stomach upset, This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

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  16. I've never seen anything like this! Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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