makes 4-6 servings
2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed well and cut into 1-inch wedges
1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces
1 pound parsnips, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2/3 cup)
6 shallots, thinly sliced (about 2/3 cup)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Preheat the oven to 500ºF.
In a medium bowl, combine the sunchokes, carrots, parsnips, olive oil, the salt, and the pepper. Transfer the vegetables to a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until lightly caramelized and tender, stirring once midway through cooking.
While the vegetables are roasting, place the bacon in a small saute pan over medium-high heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shallots, reduce the heat to low,
and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the bacon fat is rendered and the
shallots are lightly caramelized. Drain, discarding all but 1 tablespoon
of the fat from the pan.
Transfer the bacon/shallot mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Add the garlic, parsley, and sugar, and whisk to combine. Whisk in the vinegar. Slowly whisk in the remaining olive oil, and set aside.
Transfer the roasted vegetables to the mixing bowl, and toss with the vinaigrette to combine. Serve warm.
bacon recipe source: Emeril Lagasse, for Good Morning America (@GMA), ABC-TV