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Celery Root,Clean, $1.99 lb - Real Deal at Verrill Farm

We were out there today for our regular wkly run of Black Prince tomatoes, corn, gazpacho, etc (6 kinds of eggplant all $1.99 lb) and picked up a real deal- Celery Root/Celeriac, round and not knobby- none of that waste w/ the normal dirt filled root mass- just $1.99 lb (usually around $5 lb at WF.
Actually the nicest (highest yield) celeriac i've ever seen. ( They also carry some of the Fiore di Nonna Burrata and Fig Burrata.)

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  1. What do you do with the celeriac? Raw, cooked? In France it is sold by the pouch pre-julienned.

    I like it well enough raw...

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      I really like it with a mustard/majo sauce, sour cream or creme fraiche can also be added. Cook first in a broth then peel and slice (I prefer a larger julienne):

      http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

      @cuevamanos

      1. re: StriperGuy

        delicious raw in a salad or cooked in a gratin. really brings out that celeriac falvor.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          I like to grate it raw and served with grated green apple and roasted pecans in a mustard walnut oil dressing with blue cheese.

          1. re: Madrid

            m, WHEN did you say you were serving that next? :-}

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              with arugula and roasted green beans from the farmers market. for my son's birthday party...his 14th, for adults only this dish! really need to put the vinegar (pecan vinegar) or lemon juice on both the julienned apples and celeric in advance, so they don't get too brown.

              I"d make this every week if I had a source like the ones your got at Russo's. I'd love to go every week to Russo but it does not fit into our lives now.

              1. re: Madrid

                lovely sounding! and I found mine at Verrill,not Russo's just fyi.

                1. re: opinionatedchef

                  I love Verrill Farm and wish I lived down the road from them. But it's even further for me to get there than Russo's......if you see such wonderful clean celery root anywhere else, please post!

          2. re: StriperGuy

            Can make it like a slaw, just julianne it, tastes great.

          3. It's also really good in chowders. What a nice find!

            1. Thanks for the heads up! Celeriac is one of my favorite vegetables but can be slightly difficult to find and expensive.

              Besides shredded raw with remoulade. I love it simply steamed and slathered with a dijon/mayo combo. It's one of the few vegetables that is better steamed than roasted imo.

              It's also great pureed by itself or sub 50/50 with potatoes for a mashed potato/celery puree. It also makes a delicious soup.

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                1. re: Klunco

                  hmmm, agree w/ evthng except the steam>roast. I love it cubed, lightly oiled, roasted HIGH heat to caramelize the outside. Roasted along with (and served with) parsnips and beets , for three distinct flavor profiles that all work well together. I serve that melange with turkey, goose, duck.

                  also great roasted with cubed garnet sweet potatoes for a hash- w/ or w/o bacon, onion,thyme, bay leaf, duck sausage........

                  (stripey, just fyi, when pureed, it's watery like fennel, which is why it is good combined w/ mashed potato.)

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      Great idea to roast them with parsnips and beets! I'll have to try that.

                  1. any other sources for such clean celery root? I'd buy it all the time if it wasn't so hard to peel......

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                    1. re: Madrid

                      The Dick's stand at the Waltham farmer's market was selling cleaned up roots, $3 for a "bunch" of two. If you pick carefully, you can find bunches that have two softball-sized roots.

                      1. re: emannths

                        Thanks for the reminder - I noticed that Dick's had some nicely prepped celery root at the Brookline market last week as well, and had meant to post the same.

                        1. re: Allstonian

                          and I got some great celery roots at the Somerville Union Sq market. tis the season, I think.