I am the lonely celeriac, also known as celery root. I sit on the produce shelves waiting for someone to take me home. Day after day I am overlooked. I hear the whispers and rude comments made about my looks and awkward shape. I’m ashamed of my looks and just want to feel sexy …
Imagine how you’d feel if you sat around while people rushed by commenting on your fat bumpy bottom:
… making comments on your goofy hairstyle:
What is a foodie to do. I felt sad for this little guy. His face was one that only a mother (or hungry foodie) could love. I didn’t know how I would prepare it, but I grabbed the biggest one I could find.
I stumbled across a recipe from the Mayo Clinic site (who knew they had time to write recipes?) for a Braised Celery Root. It’s simple to make and contains sour cream and fresh thyme. Yum!
The celery root is firm like a turnip and is similar to peel. I sliced off the skin and cubed the root into 1″ pieces. It’s quite fragrant and smells just like fresh celery.
I simmered the cubes with chicken stock until slightly soft, about 8 minutes. While I reduced the stock, I tasted a piece. It has a nice soft, somewhat creamy texture and is very mild tasting. It’s slightly sweet with just a hint of celery taste.
Once the chicken stock reduced to 1 tablespoon, I stirred in a teaspoon of dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, and 1/4 cup sour cream. I mixed to combine and then added in the celery root until warmed through. The sauce is light with just a slight tang. It doesn’t overpower the taste of the celery root at all.
And if I do say so myself, it made the celery root sexy :-)