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Flour from Jerusalem artichoke

 
Peter Janssen
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Hello,

Is it possible to make from jerusalem artichoke a kind of flour? And if it is possible, what can you make of it?

EDIT; Woops, sorry that i placed it in the wrong board! I was thinking about making a briquette press so thats the reason why it is here  ops:

Gr. Matis
 
Tyler Ludens
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Yes!  Flour can be made from any starchy root or tuber!

I think it could replace potato starch, which is used in many traditional Jewish recipes.  Search for "potato starch recipes" or "potato flour recipes" and see what you can find.  http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=potato+starch ; http://www.ifood.tv/network/potato_flour/recipes

Some roots will have a more definite flavor which will affect the recipe, for instance Sweet Potato flour. http://www.barryfarm.com/nutri_info/flours/sweetpotatoflour.htm

 
Kelly Ware
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You can dehydrate it and then a vitamix blender or grain mill. to make the flour.  My theory is that raw JA(heated to no more than 115 degrees) gives you less gas.  Any ideas on that? 
 
Meagan Poisson
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***Bake them (like a potato) for an hour - Absolutely NO gas! The inulin they contain gets completely removed. I have been growing Jerusalem artickokes for a couple years now and they are amazing! I had eaten them for a year before I looked them up and found out they cause flatulence. I never noticed. So I looked up further. it's the cooking of them slowely that is the ticket and that's the only way I've ever eaten them.
I live in northern Alberta, Canada and the JA's survive -40F winters in the ground! I can dig them up all winter (as long as I have enough compost/straw around them to dig in the solid frozen ground. Hooray for hardy things!
 
Ande Schewe
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Check the Jerusalem artichoke episode
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9aHl5fY_VzQ&feature=plpp&p=PLP7CpMQFBDG6GYSQnN6Dr3tr3IBEAGgKz

 
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wonder if you could make potato gnocchi from it?
 
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