Celeriac Fries

Hello friends! I'm exhausted right now. I worked the CSA tent at market today myself, so it was a crazy busy day. And then I decided to walk part of the way back to campus. So again, I will keep this recipe post short and sweet!

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is a quite homely vegetable, but it's fun when you know how to work with it! This is my first time cooking with it, after picking some up at the farmers market. Viola! A kind of ugly vegetable turns into these deliciously gorgeous oven-baked fries.

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Celeriac Fries

Serves 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 large bulb of celeriac

olive oil spray

1/2 tbsp. dried dill

1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper

1 tsp. pink Himalyan salt (Pink Himalayan salt is supposed to have more minerals than regular salt, but whatever kind you have should work here.)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the outer skin off the celeriac using a potato peeler. Cut the bulb into French fry-sized sticks. 
  3. Place the celeriac on a baking sheet. Spray with a coating of olive oil, and mix the pan around to ensure it's evenly  distributed.
  4. Add the seasonings (or whatever seasonings you wish!) and mix the pan around. Make sure everything ends up in a single layer. You don't want any of the pieces too close together so you can achieve optimal crispage.
  5. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the fries are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

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