Probably my most requested video is one for how to spiralize celeriac (aka celery root, celery knob.)
Celeriac is a tough vegetable to spiralize mainly because it’s typically heavy and has a very firm flesh. Aside from that, it also has an inedible outer skin that’s hairy, knobby and takes a little patience to peel.
Today, I have a brand new video on my YouTube channel on how to spiralize this tough root veggie, the celeriac!
Before I get to the video and more about celeriac, real quick update: By the end of day today, promotional pre-orders for the Inspiralizer will close. If you pre-order before then, your Inspiralizer will ship out April 15th, along with a free Inspiralized tote bag.
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Now, back to celeriac.
What does celeriac taste like? It has a slight celery-like taste, honestly! It works well with heavy sauces and proteins (such as beef) because it has such a refreshing, radish-like bite to it.
Celeriac is best September to April, so we have only a couple of weeks left before it goes out of season. If you receive it in your CSA box, here are some celeriac recipes I’ve already posted.
Otherwise, my tips for peeling celery are:
- Start by chopping off the most bulbous roots that jut out, using a sharpened, high quality knife
- Even though it might seem like you’re “wasting” the vegetable, the parts you’re slicing off are generally inedible! Make sure you chop off all the tough-to-maneuver bulbs, knots and roots before you start peeling.
- Invest in a durable peeler. I recommend this one by OXO, which I use in my video and for all my veggies.
- Make sure both ends are flat and evenly sliced off, so that when you go to spiralize, the spiralizer secures firmly.
That’s pretty much it. I hope these tips and this video to follow encourage you to try spiralizing celeriac!
Video: How to Spiralize Celeriac