uses for left over celery
celery is one of those things that i always seem to end up with lots left over. prob b/c you have to buy the whole bunch and most recipes just call for a couple stalks.
anyone have any creative ideas for using up the leftovers? (looking for something more interesting than slapping some pb on it or cream of celery soup)
Braised celery is a wonderful wintertime vegetable. Cut it into pieces on the diagonal. A little chicken broth. Finish with a knob of butter and some salt and pepper when it's tender. Gratinee for a company meal.
The taste will surprise you.
you could use it in a stuffing or you could just cut it into 3" pieces and sautée with a little olive oil, pepper flakes, salt, and a splash of lemon at the end for a side dish
Add it to your (freezer) bag of onion skins, leek tops and carrot bits for stock -- when the mood strikes, you're ready to go.
Mince celery and add to peas w/ mint.
Make a mirepoix and keep on hand, refrig. for short-term, freezer for longer.
Warm winter salad of root vegetables - celery, carrots, beets, potatoes, turnips w/ mustard vinaigrette.
Saute cucumbers & celery, toss w/ dill to accompany salmon.
Well there's always cream cheese instead of pb. :b
Chicken soup ... celery in both the stock-making process and then fresh celery in the final soup.
I have problems using up celery too. Thanks for starting this thread!