Never heard of them, had to look them up.
Fartichokes eh! That should go well with flax seed.
What are sunchokes?
Sunchokes are a tubular-shaped, thin-skinned root vegetable of the sunflower plant family that’s in season from late fall through early spring. Often mistakenly referred to as Jerusalem artichokes, sunchokes have no origins in Jerusalem, and they really don’t taste like artichokes. If anything, sunchokes can be accurately compared to potatoes, both in how they’re grown underground and their earthy flavor profile. But it’s possible the mix up between sunchokes and artichokes has more to do with the disenchanting root word they share: “choke.”
But before we divulge all the delicious ways you can put sunchokes to good use, we should warn you that sunchokes have another interesting nickname. As one of our food editors put it, they’re also known as “fartichokes.” And we’ll leave it up to you to make the decision on whether its gassy effects are worth the risk.
Edit: Made some chicken chimichangas.