Celery Root and Potato Pancakes

By • November 23, 2010 8 Comments

1 + Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

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

More Great Recipes: Potatoes|Vegetables|Appetizers|Side Dishes|Snacks

💬 View Comments ()

Comments (8) Questions (0)


almost 5 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 5 years ago wssmom

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


almost 5 years ago wssmom

Thanks, hugetracts!!


almost 5 years ago Hugetracts

Thanks for the comments! Hope you enjoy!,


almost 5 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 5 years ago wssmom

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


almost 5 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 5 years ago wssmom

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