The Jerusalem Artichoke (Or Sunchoke) Is The Fugly Vegetable You Should Be Eating

January 26, 2015 12:00 PM

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The Jerusalem Artichoke (Or Sunchoke) Is The Fugly Vegetable You Should Be Eating

No, sunchokes are not the most beautiful vegetable on the block. You've probably dismissed them in the produce aisle, brushing the tubers off as wonky, distant cousins of the potato. But don't let yourself be confused by their appearance or their name; when cooked correctly, they taste like a thing of beauty, and they've got nothing to do with artichokes.

Remember the story of the ugly ducking? The fowl, who with a bit of time and care, transformed into a beautiful swan. When Jerusalem artichokes are cooked, they still are pretty strange looking, but they offer a nutty-sweet crunch that brings ordinary dishes to stunning heights. This mighty choke is...

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