Wow, a new side dish for the autumn! (Thank you Maria Ma! <3)
Burdock apparently has a ton of great health benefits, yet is not very well known in western cultures.
Here I’ve roasted five roots and seriously, I was impressed. Plus it’s kind of fun eating little pieces that look like mini logs.
- Wash them and SCRUB them very well to clean off any grit.
- Slice them in rounds and heat the oven to medium, for roasting.
- Drizzle some olive oil and mix them around with a teaspoon of salt.
- Roast for about 20 minutes until they start to brown.
The taste is ever so slightly bitter, but in my opinion not overly bitter, and have a very slight sweet taste as well. Maybe this depends on the roots themselves.
So far I have not tried peeling them but I have read that they discolor fast so in case you are peeling them, have a bowl of lemon water to drop them in to preserve the whitish inner flesh.
This would do well with a lot of fall seasonal dishes. I will definitely be adding this to our menus!
Some information about this plant from Dr. Axe https://draxe.com/burdock-root/ or feel free to look up further definitions and uses.