Smashed celeriac

Smashed celeriac

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This seasonal side dish goes beautifully with a roast, alongside sausages instead of mash or with baked meaty fish like pollack or hake

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre9g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.58g
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Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 garlic cloves, very finely sliced
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • few thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 small or 1 large celeriac, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
    Celeriac

    Celeriac

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    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • splash of white wine (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a shallow pan and sizzle the garlic for 1 min until fragrant. Add the chilli, thyme and celeriac. Toss everything to coat in the oil, then season with salt.

  2. Turn the heat down to a minimum, cover the pan and cook everything really gently for 40 mins or until soft enough to squash. Stir occasionally and add a splash of white wine or water if it starts to catch. When cooked, crush the celeriac lightly with a wooden spoon and serve. The celeriac may now be left to cool in the pan – reheat on the hob with a drizzle more oil.

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Comments (3)

Popcakes's picture
0

I would have given this a rate of 0 if I could. The celeriac after an hour was half disintegrated and half raw, there was a watery layer at th bottom of the pan from leaving the lid on. Very frustrating when you plan something for tea and it turns out to be a total disappoinment. A waste of time and money in my opinion

Popcakes's picture
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Wouldn't recommend this recipe at all. Cooking the celeriac in this way resulted in half cooked half still raw after an hour cooking plus all the steam generated by covering the pan resulted in a watery layer at the bottom of the pan and not fluffy mash as this recipe implies. A waste of time and money cooking this. Would have given no rating if I could.

clairearblaster's picture
5

Excellent dish, celeriac is a fantastic partner for most game as it really gives a good change from potatoes, I think it should be recognised more as its a lovely vegetable to cook with!

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