Celeriac, or “celery root“: highly recommended addition to your gluten-free diet (or, addition to any diet, gluten-free or otherwise)!
It tastes like the potato but with a pleasing celery or celery-seed flavor accent. It is a root vegetable, and like a potato, it can be eaten baked, mashed, boiled… you name it. The taste is pleasant and mild, but noticeable enough to add additional character to soups and other dishes.
It is great baked as fries, and it is a better alternative to potato (healthier, lower in calories and carbs). Beyond its wonderful flavor and versatility, celeriac makes for an incredibly healthful gluten-free diet food. Celeriac is a low-calorie, low glycemic-index / glycemic-load food (meaning, the great option for diabetics or those with hyperglycemia concerns).
Celeriac Fries Recipe
The recipe makes 4 servings. Nutritional value (per serving): 151 Calories, 11 g Fat, 26.3 g Carbs, 4.3 g Protein.
Ingredients that you need:
- 2 lb. (900 g) celeriac
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
At first, preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
Peel the celery root, slicing off the top and bottom as well as down the sides with a heavy, sharp knife to remove the tough skin.
Cut the celeriac into the shape of fries, then spread them evenly on a baking tray.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Bake the fries for 30-40 minutes until brown and crispy, turning them halfway through and serve.
Note: Alternatively, you can eat them cold.
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