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Sunchokes Are the Healthy Vegetable You're Probably Not Eating

Sunchokes are slightly sweeter than potatoes, a little nutty, and rather crispy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword jerusalem artichoke benefits, Sunchoke nutrition, sunchoke recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 117kcal


  • 4 ounces bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil EVOO
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound sunchokes peeled and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 teaspoons juice from a lemon
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cook the bacon, in a large skillet, drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  • Wipe out the skillet. Then melt 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over a medium heat. Add sunchokes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until slightly golden.
  • Then add garlic, the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, scallions, and lemon juice. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking for 2 more minutes until the slices are a little crisp.
  • Toss with chopped bacon and garnish with scallions.


Calories: 117kcal