Sunchoke Pudding with Parmesan and Bacon
Sunchoke Pudding with Parmesan, Bacon, and Crispy Sunchokes
Paired with 2019 Pinot Noir
Sunchoke Pudding with Shaved Parmesan and Bacon
200 grams Sunchokes, washed and sliced very thin
50 grams sunchoke, washed and sliced paper thin for frying (optional garnish)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Whole milk as needed
6 grams Ultra Sperse 3
.40 grams Xanthan Gum
.20 grams Lamba Carrageenan
1-ounce cooked bacon crumbled
Fresh shaved Parmesan as needed
¼ cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
4 sunflower sprouts
In small sauté pan over medium high heat add oil and sunchokes. Cook for 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add enough milk to just cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until very tender.
Strain and reserve the milk. Place sunchokes in blender and blend until smooth add a little milk if you need to get blender moving. Once completley blended, add in Ultra Sperse, Xanthan gum, and Lamba Carrageenan. Remove and refrigerate.
Preheat fryer to 350°.
Once hot, place sunchokes in fryer and cook until golden brown and crispy. Season with salt.
To plate pipe or spoon pudding on plate and garnish with bacon, shaved Parmesan, chopped hazelnut, crispy sunchokes, and sunflower sprout.
What is a sunchoke?
A member of the sunflower family, also called “Jerusalem artichokes.” You eat the root or tuber, which has thin, papery skin and a white, creamy interior. Its mild, sweet, and crunchy, with a nutty taste similar to water chestnuts, hazelnuts, and jicama.
What is Xanthan gum?
A thickening agent, similar to corn starch.
What is Ultra Sperse 3?
Sourced from tapioca starch
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