One of my favorite veggies, sunchokes are easy to cook and so delicious!
sun·choke (s n ch k )
In both senses also called girasol.
A North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) having yellow, rayed flower heads and edible tubers.
The tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. Also called sunchoke.
Sautéed Sunchokes with Sunflower Seeds
1 1/2 Pounds sunchokes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
2 Tablespoons sunflower seed oil
3 Tablespoons sunflower seeds, toasted
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 Teaspoon chopped thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Sauté the sunchokes in the oil in a large skillet over high heat until lightly browned and tender, but still a bit crisp. Taste them as they cook; they can be done in 5 minutes or as many as 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add the sunflower seeds, parsley, and thyme, and toss well.