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Hello,

Is it possible to make from jerusalem artichoke a kind of flour? And if it is possible, what can you make of it?

EDIT; Woops, sorry that i placed it in the wrong board! I was thinking about making a briquette press so thats the reason why it is here  ops:

Gr. Matis
 
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Yes!  Flour can be made from any starchy root or tuber!

I think it could replace potato starch, which is used in many traditional Jewish recipes.  Search for "potato starch recipes" or "potato flour recipes" and see what you can find.  http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=potato+starch ; http://www.ifood.tv/network/potato_flour/recipes

Some roots will have a more definite flavor which will affect the recipe, for instance Sweet Potato flour. http://www.barryfarm.com/nutri_info/flours/sweetpotatoflour.htm

 
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You can dehydrate it and then a vitamix blender or grain mill. to make the flour.  My theory is that raw JA(heated to no more than 115 degrees) gives you less gas.  Any ideas on that? 
 
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***Bake them (like a potato) for an hour - Absolutely NO gas! The inulin they contain gets completely removed. I have been growing Jerusalem artickokes for a couple years now and they are amazing! I had eaten them for a year before I looked them up and found out they cause flatulence. I never noticed. So I looked up further. it's the cooking of them slowely that is the ticket and that's the only way I've ever eaten them.
I live in northern Alberta, Canada and the JA's survive -40F winters in the ground! I can dig them up all winter (as long as I have enough compost/straw around them to dig in the solid frozen ground. Hooray for hardy things!
 
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wonder if you could make potato gnocchi from it?
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