How to prepare Jerusalem artichokes


How to prepare Jerusalem artichokes
Jerusalem artichokes are quite an unusual vegetable with a strong artichoke taste, if you want to use them in a recipe, here is how to prepare them.
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Last modified on: January 11th 2023

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For 850 g, you will need:
  • 1 Jerusalem artichokes 1 kg Jerusalem artichokes
  • 2 water 1 litre water
  • 3 coarse salt 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • Total weight: 2,030 grams

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
18 min.18 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1
How to prepare Jerusalem artichokes : Photo of step #1
Jerusalem artichokes are very hard, which is a good way to check that they are fresh because they soften as they age.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Start by cutting off the top.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Then peel with a peeler, it is not easy, Jerusalem artichokes often having a little bit of a bent shape.

Stage 4
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Dip into a bowl of water as you go.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Then cut into thin slices (a mandolin is ideal for this).

Stage 6
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Plunge the slices into a large pot of boiling salted water ( English style cooking).

A scum will form...

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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...you can remove it for further cooking.

Cook until the Jerusalem artichokes are tender (about 8-10 minutes).

Stage 8
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Then drain and rinse under cold water.

Your Jerusalem artichokes are ready to be used in your recipe.
Remarks
Once peeled the Jerusalem artichoke has a tendency to oxidize, do not hesitate to add in the water at step 4 a lemon juice, or better a point of vitamin C.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the refrigerator, protected by a stretch film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
760 Kcal or 3,182 Kj20 gr170 gr0 gr
38 %8 %16 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
37 Kcal or 155 Kj1 gr8 gr0 gr
2 %<1 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 850 g : 3.08 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Jerusalem artichokesJerusalem artichokes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables, Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables., Jerusalem artichoke salad, Gratin of Jerusalem artichokes à la Comtoise, Normandy seafood stew, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lumberjack turnovers, Blackcurrant liqueur, Stewed plums, Valay-Brest, Langoustine sabayon tart, ... All
Coarse saltCoarse salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stock-pot fish , How to prepare broccoli, Gravlax, Salmon marinated like herring, Potted meat (rillettes), ... All
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