Saturday, January 2, 2010

Celery Root Showdown

Thanks to my new found culinary curiosity, I decided to pick up some celery root this week and give it a go. After unpacking the rest of my groceries, I sat there staring at the gnarly knot, thinking... now what? I felt like I was in a showdown. It was high noon and I was a gunslinger. That eery western music echoed in the background. I snatched the root off the counter and started peeling. That pesky varmint wasn't gonna get the best of me! After removing the tough exterior, I diced the white bulb and placed the pieces into a pot of boiling chicken broth. After about 20 minutes, the cubes were tender and ready to be drained. With a hand mixer, I whipped the celery root to a mashed potato consistency. Seasoned with salt and pepper, the result was a full flavored side dish that didn't leave me feeling like I had a ten pound brick in my gullet. Looks like another notch on my apron string. Wonder where I can find a holster for my whisk...


  1. Gorgeous shots! I just made a celeriac and leek soup, it was heavenly.
    Happy New year!
    Lori Lynn

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Lori! And keep up the great work on your blog!

  3. wow... so what would someone who is scared of attacking these kinds of things prepare it with? fish? pork? mmmmmmmm did it taste like cauliflower? what can you describe the taste like?

  4. Well, I made it with a spicy pork tenderloin and some steamed carrots. The texture was like mashed cauliflower but the taste was distinctly celery like. Since it was boiled in chicken stock, it was very hearty tasting. All the warmth of comfort food with less guilt!

  5. OK...I'm going to give it a try, have to admit
    it has always scared me, it's such a strange
    looking vege.