Sunchoke Butternut Mash

Sunchokes or Jerusalem artichokes are members of the asteracae family and have flowers similar to yellow sunflowers. The roots are high in inulin, a prebiotic which also helps lower blood sugar. A good potato substitute for diabetics.

Ingredients

Serves 6

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Halve squash; place cut side down on a baking sheet along with whole sunchokes.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Scoop seeds from squash cavity; scoop out pulp into a large bowl (if desired, leave squash shells intact to use as serving containers).
  5. Chop sunchokes (no need to remove peel); add to squash pulp.
  6. Add butter, yoghurt, mace, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  7. Mash mixture on medium speed of electric mixer until blended; or process in food processor or blender in batches.

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