Sunchoke Velouté & Sunchoke Crisps Recipe by Adrian Cassidy, Tankardstown House

Sunchoke Velouté

Wash and slice the Sunchoke and place in the lemon water

In a medium pot gently sweat off the onion and garlic

When the onions are translucent, add the Sunchoke, thyme, bayleaf and chicken stock

Simmer for around 30 minutes or until the Sunchoke is cooked

Add the cream and blend until smooth. 

Season to taste then pass the soup through a fine sieve.

Sunchoke Crisps

Peel approx. 4 sunchokes and slice as thin as possible, use a mandolin if you have one.

Deep Fry the Sunchoke discs in oil at 140° until they stop bubbling

Remove from fryer and place on kitchen paper season with salt.

Please note the crisps will be soft when removed from fryer but will crisp up nicely when cool

Use to both garnish the soup and to add texture.