1 pound sunchokes, peeled
An oven-to-table baking dish
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Drop sunchokes in salted, boiling water. Cook until tender, but not mushy when prodded with a fork. Ten minutes after the water returns to a boil, check them frequently because they tend to go from very firm to very soft in a brief span of time. Drain when done, and as soon as they are cool enough to handle, cut them into 1/2-in. slices. Smear the bottom of a baking dish with butter, then place sunchoke slices in it, arranging so they overlap slightly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the grated Parmesan, dot with butter and place the dish on the uppermost rack of the preheated oven. Bake until a light golden crust begins to form on top. Allow to settle for a few minutes out of the oven before serving. From www.mariquita.com.