Balkan Braised Celery

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Author Notes: This is a traditional Balkan/Jewish recipe. It's so easy it's almost embarrassing to enter it. But it's delicious, and can be served hot, cold or at room temperature. To save on calories, I've substituted Olive Oil Pam for half the olive oil in the traditional recipe.chefbj

Serves 4

  • 1 pound celery, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 4 shots Olive Oil Pam
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (usually from 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt (or to taste)
  1. Put all ingredients in a large sautee pan. Stir well and cover.
  2. Simmer, covered, over gentle heat for 30-45 minutes, or until the celery is very tender.
  3. Serve hot, cold or at room temperature. Optional garnishes can include: celery leaves, parsley leaves, and/or chopped pimientos.
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