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Creamy Scalloped Ginger Sunchokes

This ginger scalloped sunchoke dish is irresistibly good. Lightly crunchy sliced sunchokes in a creamy ginger sauce, topped with golden toasted breadcrumbs and pecans.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword scalloped sunchokes, sunchoke recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -6 side servings
Calories 392 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled, sliced (1/8-inch thick slices) Sunchokes (approximately 1 1/4 pounds before peeling)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Ginger
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves , minced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cornstarch
  • ¾ cup dried Bread Crumbs*
  • ¼ cup diced Pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 1 quart casserole or gratin dish.
  2. In a saucepan combine sunchokes, ¾ cup PLUS 2 tablespoons of the cream, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper over medium-low heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Let cook 5 minutes once hot to combine all flavors and soften the sunchokes.

  3. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream with cornstarch; stir to fully combine. 

  4. Add to sunchoke mixture in saucepan and continue to cook 5-8 minutes (over medium-low heat) longer until the mixture begins to thicken.

  5. In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs and pecans and stir to fully mix together.
  6. Spoon the sunchoke mixture into the prepared baking pan. Cover the top evenly with bread/pecan mixture.
  7. Place the baking dish of sunchokes in a larger roasting pan. Fill with hot water to reach halfway up the side of the baking dish to create a water bath.
  8. Bake until done when top becomes golden brown; about 20-25 minutes. NOTE: if the topping begins to over brown, place foil on top and continue cooking.

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Recipe Notes

*To make homemade bread crumbs: Toast bread and process into crumbs in a food processer or mini chopper. Extra bread crumbs may be sealed and frozen for future use.
Recipe adatped from About.com

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Scalloped Ginger Sunchokes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 465mg19%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.