I simply can’t get enough of this side dish! It is my new favorite potato replacement, but really in is unfair to Celeriac to call it a substitute for potato, like it is second best. Celeriac is an under appreciated root vegetable. Maybe because in it’s unpeeled state, it is unattractive (sorry celeriac).
However, the inside of the celeriac is a beautiful creamy white, and it loves to soak up flavor! In addition, it offers those who partake of it a nice dose of Vitamins C, K, B6, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Fiber.
You can make this side in under 30 minutes on the stove top. Let’s go!
Celeriac Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Side Dish
2 Medium Celeriac Root (peeled and cubed into about 1 inch dice)
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Oil Packed Sun Dried Tomatoes (finely minced)
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Basil, sliced
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
Directions: With a large heavy fry pan on the stove top, add your olive oil and warm over medium high heat. Add the cubed celeriac, and sprinkle with salt. Cook the cubes until just starting to brown, which will take approximately 2 minutes, turning once or twice. Add the broth and minced sun dried tomatoes. Cover the pan, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for 20 minutes, until the celeriac is fork tender, but not falling apart. Remove lid and cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated, and there is just enough left to make a nice sauce. Sprinkle the celeriac with sliced fresh basil. Toss to incorporate the basil and serve!