jerusalem artichokes




the veg in question

ingreedients

the finished prodcut - cream of jerusalem artichoke soup (jerusalem artichokes, potato, leek and onion) served with turkish sesame simit (tulips optional, but rather recommended)
the finished prodcut - cream of jerusalem artichoke soup (jerusalem artichokes, potato, leek and onion) served with turkish sesame simit

today i made cream of jeruslam artichoke soup. about 3 years ago, i found out that jerusalem artichokes are called 'aardpeer' in dutch. this translate as 'earth pear', which i assume is to differentiate it from 'aardappel', which, literally 'earth apple', means potato. (you say potato, i say potato... but that is another story alltogether...) anyway, this made me love the idea of jerusalem artichokes even more. you can imagine how excited I was when I finally came across them and found out they are not even an artichoke, but a root vegetable. (well maybe you cannot imagine how excited i was, but anyway). would you like to know how i made it? read on:

ingreedients:

1kg jerusalem artichokes
2 potatoes
1 leek
6 onions
1l stock

method:

fry the onions and leeks in some butter until soft and golden.
add the peeled and diced potatoes and jerusalem artichokes.
add the stock and bring to the boil.
once boiling, reduce the heat, put on the lid and simmer for 1 hour.
blend it all and add cream if that tickles your fancy.
serve with bread. i chose turkish simit.


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