Jerusalem Artichokes


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

Jerusalem artichokes are the tubers of a type of sunflower. Jerusalem is a corruption of the Italian word girasole, which means sunflower, and they were called artichokes because like the better-known vegetable, they also leave a sweet aftertaste in the mouth.


  • 2 pounds Jerusalem artichokes (sun chokes)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2


Jerusalem artichokes are difficult to peel, but since the skin is edible, they can be scrubbed clean with a brush, or if you wish to remove the papery skin, you can easily scrape it off with a paring knife. Clean the Jerusalem artichokes, and cut them in little chunks. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the garlic, and before it begins to color, add the parsley. Stir the garlic and the parsley, ad