How to prepare celeriac


How to prepare celeriac
When faced with the ball of a whole celeriac, it's not obvious how to tackle it: what do you hold on to? Where do you start? Here's a fairly simple way to go about it.
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Last modified on: April 10th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:CeleriacPreparationPeelingPeelVegetable
For 1 celeriac, you will need:
  • 1 celeriac 1 celeriac
  • Total weight: 1,100 grams

Change these quantities to make: 1 celeriac 2 celeriacs 3 celeriacs
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
15 min.15 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #1
Put the celeriac on a chopping board; there is no need to wash it.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #2
Take a large knife and slice off the top.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #3
Turn the celeriac round and slice off the bottom...

Stage 4
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #4
...at least half an inch (1 cm). It is quite hard, so you will need a good large knife.

Stage 5
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Stand the celeriac on the cut base and cut away a section of peel from top to bottom.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #6
Turn the celeriac slightly and repeat.

Peel the whole vegetable like this.

Discard the peelings, preferably for compost. Wash the chopping board of any dirt left, and dry it. Rinse the peeled celeriac under running water and dry that too.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #7
Cut the celeriac into four lengthways.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #8
Use a small knife to remove the slightly spongy centre from each quarter.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #9
Now cut each quarter into pieces of a suitable size for your recipe: simply in half for grating, or in small pieces for soup, for example.

Stage 10
How to prepare celeriac : Photo of step #10
Cut up all the quarters like this and your celeriac is ready.
Remarks
The fresher the celeriac, the harder it is to cut, so use a really large knife to make this easier.

Once the cut surface is exposed to the air it will start to oxidise and turn brown. If you are not going to use it immediately, wrap the pieces in plastic film and refrigerate, or put them in cold water with the juice of a lemon or, better still, a pinch of vitamin C powder.
Keeping
1 day in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
231 Kcal or 967 Kj7 gr46 gr2 gr
12 %3 %4 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
21 Kcal or 88 Kj1 gr4 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
Per celeriac
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
231 Kcal or 967 Kj7 gr46 gr2 gr
12 %3 %4 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 celeriac : 1.10 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
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