Spiralized Celeriac

CELERIAC 21

If you’ve ever heard of celeriac, don’t be alarmed – you’re not alone in that.  It’s a bit of an odd vegetable, if i may be so audacious as to say so.  With no doubt it is a root vegetable, it has an extremely intricate skin that we must peel to get anything worthwhile out of it. Be cautioned – you will need your patience pants on to finish peeling your celeraic, but rest assured, it will be SO worth it! The first time I spiralized celeriac, I measured the length of my longest noodle and it came in at over 4 feet long! No lie. Oh, and did I mention celeriac is the root of Celery? I would love go celery picking sometime, just to see the fennel, celery, and celeriac/root portion of the vegetable.. All in all, it must  be an easy 3 feet in length total.

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What You Can Expect

  • Long or short noodles depending on the celeriac; tougher to spiralize (older celeriac, less fresh)= shorter noodles. 
  • Similar in durability, texture, and taste to turnip noodles (label your tupperware contaienrs!)
  • Hard to peel
  • Sometimes tough to spiralize much like making spiralized rutabaga noodles!
  • Easier to spiralize younger celeriac 
  • Very smooth beautiful texture (unlike, for example spiralized eddoe noodles)

Preparation

  • Cut off any extraneous nobs or roots that are sticking out 
  • Slice the ends off that are inedible 
  • Peel the celeriac (mandatory)… with patience. Peeling will release Celery aromas which is pretty neat!
  • Depending on how tough the lower roots are you, you may just cut the end off instead of peeling. 
  • Recommended blade: 6mm 

Cooking

  • Not recommended raw
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes
  • Boil 5-6 minutes
  • Saute -7 minutes
  • Steam 3-5 minutes (do not oversteam!)
    • Steaming is my preferred method! The flavors are gorgeous
  • Best Applications: noodle and rice dishes

Yield

  • 1 celeriac = approximately 4 cups spiralized celeriac noodles

Storage

  • Store in an air-tight container
  • Keeps fresh for up to 5 days due (will dry out a bit, mist with water)
  • Can be frozen

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