Sauteed Jerusalem Artichokes with Bacon & Rosemary

Not really an artichoke at all, and not from Jerusalem either, Jerusalem Artichokes are the tuber of a type of sunflower. It’s thought that the name comes from the Italian word for sunflower, “Girasole” which sounds similar to “Jerusalem” and “Artichoke” because it has a similar flavour to globe artichokes.

They are an Autumn/Winter vegetable, which can be sliced and eaten raw in salads, roasted, or sautéed with bacon and rosemary in olive oil, they make a great accompaniment to beef, lamb or chicken.

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