Preparing black salsifies

Peel salsify
Peel salsify with gloves because the root is sticky.

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I’ll show you how to prepare black salsifies here. The local “asparagus of the poor people” has season from October to May.

The wonderful root vegetable is also called winter asparagus and miner’s asparagus and tastes excellent in soups, stews and as a side dish with roasts and poultry.

The following article provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare asparagus, plus links to other delicious varieties of black salsify. I wish you good luck!

1. Peel black salsify, please use these tools

To prepare the roots you need the following tools and ingredients:

Winter asparagus produces a sticky juice during peeling, so the gloves are a great idea.

Cautious …watch out when peeling… the juice colors the hands and clothes brown.

So that the roots remain white after the peel birth please immediately in vinegar water or lemon juice water insert.

Winter asparagus is an ideal accompaniment to roast goose. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. How to peel black salsify

Here the promised step by step guide with many photos:

Peel salsify
Peel black salsifies with gloves because the root is sticky. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Salsify peeling attitude
You can peel black salsifies like asparagus. The vegetable is known as the poor man’s asparagus.
Cut off the salsify ends
Cut off the ends of the prepared, peeled black salsifies.
Salsify peeled with husks
Peeled black salsifies in bunch with shells.
Salsify peeled lemon water
Soak the peeled salsify in lemon water to keep the white color.
Cut black salsify into slices
Cut the peeled black salsifies into thin, slanted slices.
Cut black salsify for soup
Cut the peeled salsify for the soup.
Black root vegetables with butter
Put the sliced salsify in a saucepan with butter, salt, nutmeg and pepper.

3. Recipes Ideas

I’ve already prepared some recipes for you:

Try the black salsify soup or the black salsify vegetables. Wish you good luck!

Black Salsify Vegetables Recipe Picture
I will show you how to prepare black salsify vegetables in another article. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Black salsify soup served
The black salsify soup served in a plate with North Sea crabs and parsley.

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