I picked this in the U-pick section of our CSA this week. I’ve never had them before and never heard of them before either! They are also called ground cherries. Inside that brown husk is a tiny fruit that is like a small cherry tomato. It’s almost like a cross between a cherry and a tomato in flavor. Some of them are quite sweet, while others are sour, which I find perplexing, because I’m not really able to tell which will be which!
We only have a small amount of these, so we’re eating them raw, but I think they would make a really nice quick sauce for pasta if you cooked a bunch of them down with some olive oil.
Have you tried husk cherries?
You can follow any comment to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Both comments and pings are currently closed.