Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Celeriac Simply


If you have never tried celeriac or celery root this is a great introduction. It is a wonderful vegetable that can be pureed like mashed potatoes or made into a creamy soup. It has a nice celery flavour that I especially like simply sauteed in olive oil , salt, pepper and ground celery. Try it next time you consider serving potatoes.

You will need:
  • 1 celery root -peeled and cubed
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ground celery seed



Step 1: with a sharp knife slice off the tough, dirty exterior of the celery root. You may need to wash it once it is peeled.


Step 2: slice the celery root and then cut into cubes or fries if you prefer.


Step 3: saute the celery root in the olive oil and spices for 20-30 minutes on medium to medium-low heat to slowly caramelize and brown the celery root. I use just enough oil to coat the vegetable. I start the saute on a higher heat to get a good sizzle and then reduce the heat to maintain a consistent heat to fry the celery until it is crispy. Serve like home fries.



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