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I’ve heard about celery root (aka celeriac) before as a great low carb alternative to be used in a celeriac recipe, as it is not very starchy for root vegetable. But have you SEEN a celery root? They are monsters! If you thought a rutabaga was ugly, wait until you meet a celery root. I think a pretty scary Halloween costume would be going out as a giant celery root.
These jerks require a trim AND a peel – ok, it wasn’t that hard at all and I got a pound of celeriac after I hacked it into pieces.
And surprise, surprise – it tastes like celery. Celery root….tastes like celery. And honestly, even raw it was quite a delightful taste. I really look forward to experimenting more with celeriac.
With only ten net carbs per cup and a different, yet yummy, light taste, I made an extremely savory mash with the celery root. Baked it with a yummy almond-cheese topping and scarfed it down as my main meal (and fed it to some friends as a side – they loved it).
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