I will admit, I was a little scared of this dirty, bumpy thing called celeriac. I picked up this root vegetable from my local CSA the other week. When I got home, I took a picture of it and posted it on Instagram. To my surprise, two food blogger friends responded immediately to my post saying that it is one of their favorite things to cook with!
Jenn Sutherland from The Whole Kitchen recommended making it into a tasty slaw! She shared her recipe for Celery Root and Apple Slaw. While I didn’t make her recipe this time around, I am definitely saving it to make another day! It looks delicious! After thoroughly washing and peeling my celeriac, I found that it smelled exactly like celery. This made me a little less scared of it. The first thing I did was grate one of the smaller ones and added into a salad. It was just like having celery in your salad but in a different form and texture!
Since I still had more celeriac to use after making my salad, I decided to use an idea from another food blogger friend! Emily from West of the Loop responded to my Instagram photo saying “Makes a delicious puree mixed with our favorite: potatoes!” I love mashed potatoes, so I decided to do just that! I used a 2 potato to 1 celeriac ratio, which made enough for about four servings.
I’m definitely not scared of celeriac anymore after tasting the results of this recipe I created!