Uncle Bill's Simple Jerusalem Artichokes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

I grow my own Jerusalem Artichokes and this year they grew well and are in abundance. Also very clean with small nodules on the main potato-like root.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub or peel artichokes.
  2. Slice each artichoke to 1/4 inch thick slices.
  3. In a Wok or frying pan, heat olive oil and butter on medium-high heat.
  4. Add sliced artichokes, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley; stir well to coat artichokes.
  5. Stir-fry for about 4 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Do not overcook artichokes, they should be slightly crunchy.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe, however it leaves out one very important step that is required to treat the sunchoke root before cooking or serving it. Because the roots contain inulin which cannot be digested in its raw state, the roots must be parboiled first. If you don't parboil them for about a minute then you'll experience the gas and bloating that comes from the indigestibility. To parboil them properly, first bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, then drop the roots into the boiling water for at least a minute. Then take them out to cool before finishing your preparations. At this point you can slice and dice them for salads, for roasting, or sauteeing. You can skip this step if you plan to bake them or use them in soups and stews. Sauteeing is not a hot enough process to convert the inulin to a digestible state. I hope this helps!

Sandy L. March 11, 2014

I just found my new favorite vegetable. I absolutely love the flavor and texture. I haven't tried any other recipes but I doubt I will, since this one was super delicious. I do have to say that before you prepare/eat the dish, read McDee's review. She is not kidding! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.

Katanashrp March 05, 2012

Loved this recipe. So easy and wonderful. This was the first time trying sun chokes and I now plan on buying them often, but I do have a note to self....do NOT these if you have to leave the house for 24 hours!! These things give you unbelievable gas! Now that I think of it, it could be fun to serve to people you don't like too much. I wish I could invite my ex-mother in law over for dinner! But do try this recipe. It's delicious :)

McDee1964 February 24, 2012