Sunchoke Chips; the update

Wanna come up to my place and look at my floor?

Yes, he’s still working on that boring old floor…..

But, see that little strip going into the corner?

That’s the only piece left to be fit in.

You surely didn’t think this house was square, did you?  We’re frankly amazed that the room wasn’t more crooked.


You also didn’t think I was going to tidy it to take the photos…..


Because of all that lovely insulation this is now the warmest room in the house.

Mon mari plans to use it to stain and varnish the, roughly, 50 pieces of trim he has to make to finish.

Okay, that’s it for floor photos…. One can only handle so much excitement.

If you really want more photos I have updated the photo albums for the house…. Link in the sidebar.

I you are just looking for an easy winter vegetable, try these.

Sunchoke Chips
Sunchoke Chips

3 – 4 sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes
2 tbs olive oil
fresh pepper
sea salt

Put olive oil in a bowl. Peel sunchokes, keping the peeled sunchokes in a bowl of water as you work as they discolor quickly.  Cut each sunchoke into 1/4 inch thick slices.  Add slices to oil as you work, coating well.  Lay on a nonstick baking sheet (if you have one – just makes it easier) with a lip. Put in a 400F (200C) oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Serve. 

Note:  These do not get crispy, but meltingly soft.  Remove from baking sheet carefully to maintain their shape.

In case you don’t know what to look for here’s a photo:


8 thoughts on “Sunchoke Chips; the update”

  1. Mmmm, never tasted them! They look like potatoes… but they taste as artichoke? A mix of them? I will look for them in the market to try :D.
    Your house will be sooooo beautiful… one day ;D.

  2. Hi Katie, this looks really good. Are sunchokes starchy?
    I’ve got to keep this on my list of to “try” stuff.. will go to the market and check this out. 🙂

  3. Nuria, they taste a little like an artichoke ….. One day ‘-))
    Year on the Grill – you could grill them…..
    Hazel, there are about 40 carbs in 8oz (250gr) so…. a little starchy.

  4. Well, yes, actually, I would like to come and look at the floor.
    I would have never written that five years ago. But home ownership changes things. And it suddenly becomes quite important to look at renovation work, as one ponders doing the same in one’s own home.
    I don’t know whether that is sad or good. So I’d better go eat something.

  5. BorderPundit, come any time – and if you feel like wielding a hammer you may stay as long as you like….
    Toni, I wish I would have gone out and pulled the sunflower stocks from the field – I wonder if they are the same….

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