[permaculture] Jerusalem Artichokes,An Overlooked Market Crop]
L. Santoyo Designs
santoyo at earthflow.com
Fri Apr 4 22:57:20 EDT 2008
>On 4/4/08 11:17 PM, "Mathew Waehner" <waehner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As far as the tremendous wind, I've read that that comes from the inulin,
>> which some people aren't able to metabolise easily. For such people, it may
>> be helpful to store them above ground to let the inulin turn to starch.
>They really need to be cooked well - this changes the nature of the inulin
>and makes it readily assimable/digestible - a nutritionist explained it to
>me but can't recall the chemistry at work. Anyway have found it works - well
>cooked there's no gaseous aftermath.
>For those who don't have such problems, try slicing them into a stir fry
>with salted blackbeans (or blackbean sauce), garlic, shallots and chinese
>greens - yummm...
We had a bumper crop a few years back -gave lots away to plant and
eat -my neighbor returned them to us as a fiery hot chile salt
pickled ferment, kinda-like a kim chee -
If your heart and arteries are good -try preparing them thinly
sliced, layered with potatoes, onions and a white flour, butter &
cream sauce, extra gruyere cheese, sprinkle with diced pancetta then
bake an hour or more, then finish in the broiler till a golden brown
crust appears -scalloped potatoes sunchoke au gratin...
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