Jerusalem artichokes roast really well. Combine with chopped rosemary, sea salt and oil for deliciously crunchy roasted Jerusalem artichokes. A great seasonal side dish that's perfect with a roast dinner.
At home we get an organic vegetable bag every week. In the winter months we're often the lucky recipients of a portion of Jerusalem artichokes.
And while I love eating seasonal vegetables I'll be honest here and say that - other than making Jerusalem artichoke soup - it can be hard to know what to do with them.
Jerusalem artichokes roast extremely well
Roasting them into this little side dish is one of my favourite ways to eat them.
And even better, there's no need to peel them. If you leave the skins on they go deliciously crispy.
With a little chopped rosemary and sea salt, roasted Jerusalem artichokes are extremely tasty.
What are Jerusalem artichokes?
Jerusalem artichokes, known as sun chokes in some parts of the world, are a winter root vegetable.
They have a lovely earthy flavour, but they’re unpopular in some quarters because they can cause flatulence!
Preparing Jerusalem artichokes
If they’ve come from your garden or an organic veg box scheme, chances are that your artichokes will be covered in mud. They can be fiddly to peel so I either:
- peel them in a sink full of water, or
- use a vegetable scrubbing brush to scrub them clean and cook them with the skin on.
Once peeled or scrubbed you can boil them for soup or to mash, or chop them up for roasting as I have here.
How to roast Jerusalem artichokes
- Give them a good clean - either by scrubbing or by washing and peeling.
- Chop into roughly equal sized pieces.
- Place into a roasting tin with chopped rosemary, oil and a pinch of salt.
- Mix well and roast in a pre-heated oven for around 40 minutes, until soft and crispy on the outside.
What to serve with roasted Jerusalem artichokes
These roast Jerusalem artichokes are delicious:
- as a side dish
- with a roast dinner
- in a Buddha bowl
- with veggie sausages or a pie
More ways to cook Jerusalem artichokes
- Jerusalem artichoke gratin
- Roasted Brussels sprouts and Jerusalem artichokes
- Jerusalem artichoke and celeriac soup
- Jerusalem artichoke purée
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How to make rosemary-roasted Jerusalem artichokes
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Rosemary-roasted Jerusalem artichokes
- 450 g Jerusalem artichokes
- 1 sprig rosemary leaves leaves picked and chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons sunflower oil
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
- Wash the Jerusalem artichokes well - you may need to soak them. Scrub or peel to remove any dirt (see above).
- Chop into roughly equal pieces - halves or quarters will usually be enough.
- Place in a roasting tin with the chopped rosemary, drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons sunflower oil and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well.
- Roast for 20 minutes, then stir. Put back in the oven for a further 20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.
If you like this you might like my roasted fennel with lemon recipe.
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