I have two main styles of sunchokes, these little fingerlings and they have great flavour and they produce a crazy amount of them but they are tiny and scrubbing them is hard enough, there is no peeling them, so I tend to just roast or deep fry them as a nice side dish, I have at times also thinly sliced them as a mock water chestnut.
The second kind is big, knobby and has a slightly different flavour, more sharp, a little courser in texture, where the small ones are VERY creamy..
These are average the size of a med or small potato.. they are big enough to peel.
This means they work well to be diced and cooked in soups or stews but I love using the small round ones as chips to be used in the pickling.
I am totally open and interested in new idea’s, recipes, or your thoughts on ways to use this root veggie! I look forward to hearing from you!
Here’s one that sounds pretty darn tasty! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/crispy-jerusalem-artichokes-with-aged-balsamic
Aaand, here’s a little more info…
Thanks Deb.. Grateful! I will check them out, I like the idea of trying them fermented, I like the idea of pickling, I like the idea of making a chow-chow with them and I like the idea of making them into a scalloped type dish and then I have made a list of the other ways folks talked about.
Scalloped especially hey? LOVE Scalloped Potatoes so now it’s all about waiting until I can actually get at them again:/
For some reason not seeing anyone else’s comments here V
The other Sunchoke comments and recipe idea’s are on a group that I posted in.. I also feel like I am missing posts, its odd for it to be this quiet on the blog but others might be busy..
Yeah struggling through the snow or shovelling it… :/. You look like you’re in for more today again?
Ya, it snowed heavy yesterday and I have had light snow and heavy snow off and on all day today, the snowblower is getting a early winter workout.. but at least the temps are still mild enough as mid day high if you can get out of the wind, but cold enough to freeze meat for fall butchering.. It works for me..
Good tracking weather too; )
yes that is true but the fox is driving hubby crazy.. it is coming right into our yard to see if it can hunt some chicken or duck.. he or she is bold as brass, coming in mid day with us out and about..
Oh lol sorry I was thinking of hunting season! Well obviously this one is not well-mannered, so is it legal to dispatch him/her without proof of damage?
I have proof of damage as he ran away with a chicken in his mouth not that long ago.. If he is caught in the front yard by the bird pens.. well.. that would not be a good thing for him..
So, in that case, you definitely do have the legal right to defend your livestock… No sign of pups, only the adult?
wrong time of the year for pups, but no, this is not a momma teaching half grown offspring, which would be SOO bad for everyone.. but I am really quite sure this is a full grown male
By ‘pups’ I meant this year’s youngsters, (being stupid and bold, that is… :/)
Ah, I do not believe that to be the case, or its one of the biggest this years pups I have ever seen.. its a massive one
Yes, as long as he comes into my yard with clear intend.. I can NOT go after him off my own land even if I can see where he is using a trail.. trust me if I could, I know just where to trap him at.. but that IS NOT allowed..
Even if the licensed trapper I mentioned earlier were to apply for a line-extension in your area (if you’re not already part of it, that is)
There is not one farmer locally around me that has ever given a trapper permission to run a line locally. I have asked.. it just is not done here.. now 30 min or a hour away.. sure, but not here..
Well that’s really too bad. I recall Dad being asked to help out in a similar situation and there were hoops to jump through to arrange it, and it did get done; but that was many years ago…
A hop skip and jump from my area (where we can still use rifle of a X size to hunt with tag and permit etc, they can not even use that.. they are bow only.. so I am just happy to have the rights I do.. It would a lot harder to deal with things if I was on bow only zone
Lots of open land, less residential density. Lots of wetlands thereabouts, but absolutely no idea what rat are worth anymore… Been a really long time:/
of course if like in the UK and so many other country’s we were allowed to have a silencer it would really help.. Go to the hunting in UK and they get charged if they don’t use one in this and that area.. come over here and we would get charged for having one and using it.. its like everything else.. where you live, the time in place and so much more has effects.
Do you have a local trapper who could come and help out?
I have my own live traps and my own hunting camera’s but I would never use other kinds of traps with my farm cats and dogs having full access to that yard and space. I have a respectful momma fox in the wood by me and we have a understanding.. but this is a newish full adult I believe MALE, he is huge and clearly has farm hunted before.. he knows what a chicken is..
Ah! Well hopefully he doesn’t become the next year’s Daddy, hey? Definitely not a trait you’d like to encourage:/
good point and very true