Thyme and Duck Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Celery Root

September 25, 2011
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  • Serves 4 small portions
Author Notes

I love roasted vegetables because they are easy and delicious, and a particularly tasty method for cooking root vegetables. Here I use sweet potatoes and celery root, but you could really use what you have. I happened to have some duck fat in the fridge, so I tired that instead of my usual olive oil. With the thyme, I think this dish has an earthy quality. —Cristina Sciarra

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 celery root
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • small handful of thyme sprigs
  • 1/4 cup cup duck fat
  • sea salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel and chop: sweet potato, celery root, shallot, onion and garlic. Place on a foil-protected baking sheet.
  3. In a small sauté pan, melt duck fat on medium-low heat.
  4. Toss the vegetables with melted duck fat, salt, pepper and thyme sprigs.
  5. Roast for about an hour, or until vegetables are soft on the inside and slightly caramelized on the outside.

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Cristina is a writer, cook, and day job real estate developer. She studied literature, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing, and completed the Basic Cuisine course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She lives in Jersey City with her husband--a Frenchman she met in Spain--and their sweet black cat, Minou. Follow her writings, recipes, publications and photography at theroamingkitchen.com.

6 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian September 27, 2011
Duck fat makes everything taste so wonderful. This looks just great!!
Cristina S. September 27, 2011
Thanks for the comments, everyone! Try this on the first really nippy day of fall!
Summer O. September 26, 2011
Sounds really tasty.
Midge September 26, 2011
Love this!
boulangere September 25, 2011
Oh my, duck fat!
aargersi September 25, 2011
Yum. I truly madly deeply love duck fat. Fabulous with the roasty roots!!