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Celery Root and Potato Pancakes

November 23, 2010
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  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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8 Reviews

Sagegreen November 28, 2010
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.
wssmom November 28, 2010
I do hope you enjoy it as much as my family has. They crisp up beautifully!
wssmom November 26, 2010
Thanks, hugetracts!!
Hugetracts November 26, 2010
Thanks for the comments! Hope you enjoy!,
Lizthechef November 24, 2010
Incredible photo and an exciting recipe. I have never used celeriac but always order it when in a restaurant - thanks for the push!
wssmom November 26, 2010
The back of the photo of Nan says it was taken in 1909 - amazing!
mrslarkin November 23, 2010
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!
wssmom November 26, 2010
Have fun with the celery root - as I told Lizthechef, the photo was taken in 1909! Pretty remarkable!