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Flour from Jerusalem artichoke

Peter Janssen

Joined: Jun 10, 2011
Posts: 43
Location: The Netherlands

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:

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Tyler Ludens

Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 5756
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
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. ;

Some roots will have a more definite flavor which will affect the recipe, for instance Sweet Potato flour.

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Kelly Ware

Joined: Oct 01, 2010
Posts: 59
Location: Flathead Valley Montana
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? 

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Meagan Poisson

Joined: May 08, 2012
Posts: 17
Location: Alberta, Canada
***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!

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Ande Schewe

Joined: Dec 06, 2013
Posts: 2
Check the Jerusalem artichoke episode

Brenda Groth

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
wonder if you could make potato gnocchi from it?


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