Crosnes were imported to France from China, and are also known as Chinese Artichokes. They are rarely peeled as it is very time consuming. Crosnes have a nutty, artichoke flavour and come from the mint family. They can be eaten raw in salads but are delicious cooked. Try blanching in salty water then roasting in a hot oven with olive oil, finish in a hot pan with parsley then serve with a darne of halibut or turbot and finish with a squeeze of lemon.
- Availability: Autumn-Winter