Baked 3-Way Celeriac Fries

So far, as part of the ‘Feeling Lazy’ series, we have:

Season 1, Episode 1, Baked Carrots Ginger & Thyme chips

Season 1, Episode 2, Baked Nutmeg Parnsip Chips

Season 1, Episode 3, Baked Maple, Rosemary, Thyme, Ginger Turnip

Season 1, Episode 4, Baked Rosemary Garlic Parnsip Fries

Season 1, Episode 5, Baked Raw Cacao Sweet Potato Fries

 

Season1, Episode 6 is great because with just One Celeriac + One Baking Tray, you get three results. 1 +1 = 2? I think not! Not in this case anyway. Ha. 

A brief intro about our new friend, Celeriac, before jumping in (I know, I know you’re excited, but you might find this interesting)

Celeriac, also known as the unsung hero or black sheep of the vegetables family, is quite special once you surpass its odd-shaped, and awkward exterior.

  • It is yet another root vegetable
  • It has a mild celery-like flavor with nutty undertones (for all you celery haters out there, my mama being #1)
  • It is low in calories, 100g = 42 calories
  • It is a good source of Vitamin K, which can improve bone mineralization
  • It is also a good source of minerals, such as phosphorus, iron, copper, and manganese

Now, what do we have to do? You got it!

Peel, Cut, Sprinkle, Wait… Enjoy

 

Serves: 1 person

Prep time: 10 mins

Bake time: 20-25 mins

Total time: 30-35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Celeriac
  • Coconut Oil
  • Rock Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Curry

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius or 375 Farenheit
  2. Using a sharp knife, top & tail the celeriac, meaning peel the sides from top to bottom with your knife, rather than with a peeler. The skin is usually too rough for a peeler, and using a knife will be much quicker, just take care of those fingers of yours please  
  3. Once peeled, cut into fries-like shapes
  4. Place your uncooked celeriac fries in a bowl & drizzle some coconut oil and make sure they’re all nicely coated
  5. Transfer onto a parchment paper, and sprinkle rock salt all over evenly
  6. Now, on a strip of celeriac fries on the right side of your baking tray, vertically (or horizontally) sprinkle some curry onto your celeriac fries; I chose to do this vertically as shown in the images below
  7. On the left hand side, sprinkle some nutmeg (in the same direction as chosen for the curry)
  8. And finally, leave the middle section untouched.
  9. Place in the oven, bake for 20-25mins 
  10. Once they are cooked and slightly browned, take them out of the oven
  11. You can either place all the fries in one bowl or separate them out to enjoy each flavor distinctly

And voila! you have 3 different flavors, in 1 shot xox Buen provecho! 

 

Root-Vegetable Sweetness, Earthiness, Mild

 Celeriac Fries Raw with Coconut Oil & Rock Salt

Celeriac Fries Raw with Coconut Oil & Rock Salt

 3 way: Plain (middle), Nutmeg (left), & Curry (right) - Raw, pre-oven

3 way: Plain (middle), Nutmeg (left), & Curry (right) - Raw, pre-oven

 Curry Celeriac Fries - PostBake

Curry Celeriac Fries - PostBake

 Nutmeg Celeriac Fries - PostBake

Nutmeg Celeriac Fries - PostBake

 Done. 

Done. 

 Up close & personal

Up close & personal

 Butternut & Cinnamon Soup + Fries Combo

Butternut & Cinnamon Soup + Fries Combo

Please note I am not a certified nutritionist, for more information on celeriac's nutritional value, please visit this link