Celeriac batons with tomato

    1 hour 10 min

    Celeriac has a sweet, nutty flavour and is particularly good served with pork and chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 onions, sliced
    • 600g tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1 head celeriac, about 500g
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • sprig of fresh sage to garnish

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic, sage and sugar, season with salt and pepper, then cover and cook gently for 30 minutes.
    2. Peel the celeriac, cut into slices, then cut these into thick 5cm long matchsticks. Add to the tomato sauce with 4 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for a further 20 minutes or until the celeriac is tender. Garnish with fresh sage.


    For a sweeter celeriac dish, cut the vegetable into sticks, then cook for 15 minutes in boiling, salted water. Drain, then cook gently in a pan with 30g butter and 2 tbsp raisins for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.

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    I also added a few splashes of tabasco and a little more garlic. Very tasty, hearty meal - even my husband liked it, and he is quickly tiring of fall/winter vegetables.  -  05 Dec 2010


    Took shortcuts. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so I added one tin of diced tomatoes.  -  05 Dec 2010