Crosne are an unusual edible tuber about two inches or more in length and about one- half inch in diameter. They offer an earthy flavor similar to sunflower chokes and jicama in taste, but with a nutty sweetness.
They are a newer variety of vegetable grown in California. Crosne may be eaten raw, tossed in mixed green salads or stir-fried. In addition they may be boiled, steamed or baked. Use as a tasty and unusual ingredient in a variety of stews and soups.