Slightly nutty, slightly sweet, crisp on the outside and deliciously soft and buttery on the inside, Air Fryer Butter and Herb Smashed Sunchokes are a great side dish for any meal.
Have you ever tried a sunchoke before? Sunchokes are a tubular-shaped, thin-skinned root vegetable. They are part of the sunflower plant family and they are in season from late fall through early spring.
They are often called Jerusalem artichokes but are NOT an artichoke.
They are incredibly good for you, and are a great source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
In addition, they’re also low-calorie, fiber-rich, and contain the carbohydrate inulin, which helps to keep blood and glucose levels stable.
They are definitely a root vegetable you should give a try!
And if you have never had Sunchokes before, these Air Fryer Butter and Herb Smashed Sunchokes are the way to go.
While they are a root vegetable, they more closely resemble a tuber like a potato with a slightly sweeter creamy center.
They are delicious roasted, pan fried or… in this case, air fried.
We love using our air fryer for almost everything and this dish is no exception.
The final results are a creamy, soft buttery inside with a slightly crispy inside. If you don’t want to smash them, you do not have to, but if you do, when you add seasoning, it really gets every part.
Mouth watering delicious.
If you’ve never tried Sunchokes before, this is our favorite way to prepare them or introduce others to them.