We have grown celeriac at Hurst Farm for many years. It’s a brilliant nutritious winter vegetable. We start to harvest ours between September and April (weather dependent) – when the Celeriac is young we put these into the farm shop with the green tops still in tact. Like carrots and beetroot the tops are edible to and can be used like parsley. Towards the end of the growing season when the weather changes the tops are removed as they spoil quickly especially if there has been a lot of rain. This vegetable has a lovely celery like flavour and is famously used in remoulade. Remoulade is a salad made with fresh coarsely grated celeriac mixed with yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon and mustard. We make ours which we sell on the deli counter with carrot too a common addition as it compliments the flavour of celeriac and adds colour.
Celeriac is a versatile vegetable with many uses in the kitchen. All your have to do is work with the fact is has a knobbly surface and needs a little work in its preparation (shown below) but this is easy if you follow our simple guide.
Not sure what to do with Celeriac here are 10 recipe ideas
- Celeriac Soup: You can make a delicious soup using celeriac as the main ingredient. Simply cook some celeriac in vegetable broth, puree it, and add some cream and seasonings to taste.
- Celeriac Fries: Slice celeriac into thin strips and fry them until crispy. These make a great side dish or snack.
- Celeriac Mash: Boil celeriac until tender, mash it with butter and cream, and season to taste. This makes a great alternative to mashed potatoes.
- Celeriac Remoulade: Shred celeriac and mix it with mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and seasonings to make a delicious salad.
- Celeriac Gratin: Slice celeriac thinly and layer it in a baking dish with cream, cheese, and seasonings. Bake until golden brown and bubbly.
- Celeriac and Apple Salad: Thinly slice celeriac and apples and toss them together with a dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, and honey.
- Celeriac and Mushroom Risotto: Cook celeriac and mushrooms in a creamy risotto, adding white wine and parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
- Celeriac and Carrot Slaw: Shred celeriac and carrots and mix them with a dressing made from mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
- Celeriac and Potato Gratin: Slice celeriac and potatoes thinly and layer them in a baking dish with cream, cheese, and seasonings. Bake until golden brown and bubbly.
- Celeriac Puree: Boil celeriac until tender, puree it with butter and cream, and season to taste. This makes a great side dish for roasted meats.
Here are some recipes that we have published using Celeriac in our newsletter!
Kale Celeriac & Chorizo Hash
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This recipe uses celeriac to create delicious smooth creamy mash. To do this as celeriac is has a more fibrous texture when cooked that potatoes you use a food processor or blender. To download a print friendly A4 kitchen copy click here.