We used to throw them in with a pot roast along with the other vegetables.
Boil them til tender and then fry them in butter.
We never ate them until they had been frozen in the ground. My Father used to leave them in the garden and cover them with hay, when a thaw came along he would dig them or in early spring when nothing else fresh was available.
I would eat them if they were on my plate, I wouldn't risk crossing the road to get any!