Let's boil salsify (purple salsify)

Photo: Edsel Little – CC BY-SA 2.0 | cropped to a square


Immediately before cooking salsify roots wash, we scrape and rinse.


Salsify put a small amount of cold water, if we want this to its taste and aroma passed into broth (eg. Cooking soup). If we cook salsify as a separate dish, toss it into boiling water - thanks to retain most of their juices. Salsify we cook for 20 minutes. Time start to count from the time of re-boil water. Immediately after setting with salt (approx. 2 teaspoons to 1 liter of water). It is also slightly sweetened (approx. 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). Boil under cover - this shortens the processing time and reduces the loss of vitamins. To check whether salsify is already cooked, you can stick a fork or a knife. If it falls softly, it is ready.


After cooking, drain off salsify. After boiling water containing nutrients can be used for sauces, soups, etc.


Serve sprinkled with browned breadcrumbs and clearing melted butter.

Bon appétit!