Sunchokes = Funchokes
Have you ever had sunchokes? They are also called Jerusalem Artichokes. They are funny, irregularly-shaped, lumpy, brown tubers. Just looking at them, "yum!" probably isn't the first word that comes to mind. However, they are magically delicious and I love them.
They aren't easily found... but whenever I come across them at the farmers market, I always stock up. Like most tubers, they last a while in the fridge, and they are easy to prepare.
I cut 'em up, spray on a little oil, sprinkle with a little salt & black pepper, and then roast them at 375 for about 30 minutes or so (stirring half-way through). I prefer them when they get these golden brown roasty bits on them like you see in the picture. Roasting them really brings out their natural sweetness and the roasted bits get chewy and caramelized. Oh boy, it is good.