Jerusalem artichokes are a little-known winter vegetable that’s easy to prepare and is an excellent accompaniment.
- 1 lb Jerusalem artichokes
- ¼ lb thickly sliced bacon
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp Quebec herb blend
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oven to 425 °F.
Wash the Jerusalem artichokes. Cut into equal 1 ½ - inch pieces.
Cut half the bacon into 1 – inch pieces. Place in a bowl with maple syrup, herbs, salt, pepper and artichokes. Mix well.
Place the remaining bacon slices on the bottom of a baking dish that can accommodate the artichokes on one level.
Spread the artichokes on the dish. Pour approximately ½ inch water into the dish.
Cook for 30 minutes, until the water evaporates. Using a brush, apply the cooking juices to the artichokes.
Reduce the oven to 350 °F and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes more to obtain a crusty texture.