I’ve always hated celery apart from when it is blended smooth in a cream of celery soup, so I’ve avoided buying celeriac until now, as I understand it has a fairly similar flavour to celery. However I thought I’d test myself and try celeriac. I decided to keep it simple and make some celeriac mash as a side, not being brave enough to incorporate into the main.
Ingredients (serves 4 as a side)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper
Peel the celeriac and chop into small pieces.
Add oil to pan and heat gently.
Add garlic and celeriac.
Stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cover with water and bring to boil.
Turn down to simmer and put lid on pan.
Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes until tender.
Drain any excess water.
Coarsely mash with a potato masher.
Serve as a side dish and enjoy.
Verdict. No it didn’t float my boat but at least I have tried. I won’t be buying celeriac again.
I’d love to hear what ways you have tried to cook food that you believe you may dislike?