Celery Root and Potato Pancakes

By • November 23, 2010 • 8 Comments

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Author Notes: Celery root, or celeriac, can be a pain to work with and is not very exciting by itself. Combined with potatoes, it gets a chance to shine. Nana would have loved it.wssmom

Serves 4

  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 celery root, peeled (about 1 pound)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • kosher salt
  • canola oil
  • applesauce and sour cream, for serving
  1. Grate the onion and potatoes, using either the large holes on the side of a box grater or a food processor. Squeeze the liquid out of the shredded potato and onion into a small bowl, and put the potato and onion into another bowl. Let the starch settle to the bottom of the small bowl; pour off the liquid, and sco0p the starch into the potato-onion mix.
  2. Using the box grater or a food processor, grate the celery root and add it to the poatoes. Stir in the eggs, flour and salt to taste - about a teaspoon. If mixture seems too runny, add a little more flour.
  3. Coat the bottom of a large nonstick pan with canola oil and heat. Working in 2 batches, drop big heaping tablespoons of the pancake mix (about 6-8) into the pan, and flatten slightly. Cook about 1-2 minutes over medium high flame until crisp; flip, and repeat. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Add a little more oil, and repeat with the next batch.
  4. Serve with sour cream and applesauce
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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Amazing photo! When I tried celeriac in a recipe this week with some apple and ground walnut I did not like my results. This recipes looks like a better use for celery root.


almost 4 years ago wssmom

I do hope you enjoy it as much as my family has. They crisp up beautifully!


almost 4 years ago wssmom

Thanks, hugetracts!!


almost 4 years ago Hugetracts

Thanks for the comments! Hope you enjoy!,


almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

Incredible photo and an exciting recipe. I have never used celeriac but always order it when in a restaurant - thanks for the push!


almost 4 years ago wssmom

The back of the photo of Nan says it was taken in 1909 - amazing!


almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

First off, that is a gorgeous picture! And secondly, thank you for using celeriac! I've had one in the fridge for a few days and haven't had a chance to play around with it. Thanks for the recipe!


almost 4 years ago wssmom

Have fun with the celery root - as I told Lizthechef, the photo was taken in 1909! Pretty remarkable!