Friday, April 27, 2007

Fried Celeriac

Did you know that a child will happily eat celeriac if he believes it to be chips? I’m so devious. As they are fried in olive oil, they are marginally better for you as well. I’ll warn you, these tid-bits are addictive.

You Will Need:

1 medium celeriac (celery root) 1-2 lbs.
olive oil for frying
2 tablespoons salt
Juice of 1 lemon
Flour for coating

Peel and slice the celeriac until all the dark parts are removed. Slice into sticks. Place in a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon tossed over them for 30 minutes. Stir once or twice.

Boil 6 cups of water. Add the celeriac and as soon as it returns to a boil, add two tablespoons of salt. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water.

Dry on towels.

Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a pan over medium heat taking care it does not begin to smoke. Roll the celeriac in the flour and fry until browned. Drain and blot dry.

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