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Here Come the Sunchokes

A delicious riff on German potato salad, made with sunchokes

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I first tasted sunchokes – aka Jerusalem artichokes – at Fleur de Sel, the charming, now-sadly-closed French restaurant in New York City where I learned to cook under chef Cyril Renaud.  There, Chef taught me to cut the bumpy, funny-looking tubers into paper-thin slices on a mandoline, and then fry them in olive oil. They became lightly sweet, nutty little sunchoke chips that we used to garnish a delicious scallop dish.

Since then, I’ve roasted and mashed sunchokes at home with great results. They love cream and butter, and I love their delicate, potato-ish flavor. When I saw that Cathy at noteatingoutinny.com subbed sunchokes for potatoes in a German potato salad recipe, I was impressed.  What a great idea!  I only wish I had seen her blog before Thanksgiving… that salad would have been a huge hit at our table.


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