Sunday, November 6, 2011

Celery Root (Celeriac) Peeling and Cutting Video

When you pick up a celery root (also known as "celeriac") in the store, please remember that beauty is only skin deep, and so is ugliness.  Peel the warts, hairs, and dirt off him, and he is no more intimidating than a potato.

YouTube link: Celery Root Peeling and Cutting

Videos you might want to watch before this one:

Some ideas for what to do with your celery root:

Braise it with vanilla bean and mash.  Here is the description of the braising technique that also works on parsnips, turnips, and sweet potatoes.  The vanilla bean addition was inspired by Bea's recipe on Tartine Gourmande.  Bea also has a fabulous recipe for potato and celery root gratin.  It was so good I've made it at least 5 times.  I also often mix thinly sliced celery root with potatoes in the Bluefish with Crispy Potatoes dish.

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