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emilyluddite



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:40 pm    Post subject: Jerusalem Artichokes not really my cup of tea  Reply with quote    

i've just dug up bucketfuls of jerusalem artichokes, and I don't really know what to do with them. Celeb chefs will be writing fancy recipes in the press any day now, but I never really fancy them. Any ideas?
http://the-cottage-gardener.blogspot.com/2010/01/pile-of-mud-and-knobbles-veg-garden.html

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could post them all to me.
Or:
Roast them.
Make soup.
Make JA, potato and cheese pie.
They're nice raw, finely sliced in a salad.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love 'em. Scrubbed and roasted is good - beware not to over do. Sliced very thin raw in a salad with peccorino cheese and grapes is good too, but my favourite is in a pie.

I'll put it in the next post as a recipe then I can add it to the data base as it doesn't already seem to be in there.

bingo



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My fav veg.

bingo



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you don't know what to do with them....sell em.



Go to your nearest "Gastro" pub, and ask the chef to give you about a pound a kilo for them...this will undercut his suppliers and put you in pocket.



If not swap them for food or a meal.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 9:52 pm    Post subject: Jerusalem artichoke pie Reply with quote    

Short crust pastry
1lb potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
1lb Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and sliced thinly
1/4 lb Cheddar cheese, grated
chopped herbs - whatever's growing - thyme/rosemary etc
salt and pepper
splash of milk

Line a greased pie dish with pastry
Add the spuds, artichokes, cheese and herbs in two layers of each, seasoning as you go.
Add a splash of milk
Put a pastry lid on
Bake at 180 degs c for an hour or so.

cab



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 10 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just had roast chicken with sauteed veg.

So, started off softening some shallots, added some spuds, let them cook a while and then added diced pumpkin, and later Jerusalem artichokes, and a good handfull of rosemary and some salt and pepper. Cooked with the lid on till all softened, then took the lid up and turned up the heat to get some caramelisation. Gorgeous, served with chicken, rocket and gravy. All home grown

The (f)artichokes will also make a cracking soup, they're good roasted... There's no bad to them. Even the after effects are hilarious.

Unfortunately, now you've dug 'em up you want to use them fast. They keep splendidly in the ground, not so well when exhumed.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

*Parp*

Blue Sky



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Location: France
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They don't go to waste. The pigs love em!

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Jerusalem Artichokes not really my cup of tea Reply with quote    

emilyluddite wrote:
i've just dug up bucketfuls of jerusalem artichokes, and I don't really know what to do with them. Celeb chefs will be writing fancy recipes in the press any day now, but I never really fancy them. Any ideas?
http://the-cottage-gardener.blogspot.com/2010/01/pile-of-mud-and-knobbles-veg-garden.html


Are they the variety 'fuseau'? They're one of the most productive, and I like them, but maybe next time you'd enjoy one of the less productive but even tastier varieties? I grow that one, but I also favour 'gerard'. Some people speak very highly of another, I think its 'dwarf sunray'.

nettie



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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooo I love fartychokes!! Will be growing some this year, thanks for the recommendations Cab

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just gone and updated the artichoke article.

http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Growing_food/Jerusalem_Artichokes%3A_A_guide_to_growing_and_cooking/

Green Rosie



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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't like them either so I sell some and the pigs get the rest .

crickleymal



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We got some from Freecycle for our allotment. Yuck! If I wanted to eat cardboard I could get some from Sainsbury

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cardboard? How did you make them taste like that?

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