Herb-baked celeriac

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time2 minutes
Total time17 minutes

Description

Serve this novel side dish alongside a roast dinner or other meaty main course. Rosemary, thyme, bay and garlic flavour the creamy flesh.

Ingredients

1
Celeriac
1 T
olive oil
4
rosemary
4
thyme
3
bay leaves
1
Garlic Bulb (broken into cloves)
50 g
butter

Instructions

Notes

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. If the celeriac has a green sprouting top, cut it off and discard. Scrub off any dirt and trim away any frilly bits of root. Rub the celeriac all over with the oil and place on a large sheet of foil, root-side down. Scatter with the garlic, herbs and seasoning. Wrap the foil tightly and place on a tray and roast on the bottom of the oven for 2 hrs. Check after 2 hrs that the top is very tender – if not give it 30 mins more.
  2. To serve, unwrap the celeriac and cut off the top. Loosen and mash the middle with the butter, some seasoning and squeezed out softened garlic, if you like. Serve the celeriac with a spoon sticking out of it for everyone to help themselves to.