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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Celeriac Dauphinouse : Low Carb and Perfect For Autumn

You may have already come across Celeriac, it  is one of the lowcarb mega stars. Much tastier than potatoes, lowcarb and unlike other root vegetables, which store a large amount of starch, celery root is only about 5-6% starch by weight. Collins Gem calorie counter states flesh only boiled 1.9 grams of carb per 100 grams.

Celeriac may be used raw or cooked. It has a tough, furrowed, outer surface which is usually sliced off before use because it is too rough to peel. Celeriac has a celery flavour, and is often used as a flavouring in soups and stews; it can also be used on its own, usually mashed, or used in casseroles, gratins and baked dishes. It can be roasted like a potato, giving it a crispy edge.

With cooler Autumn / Fall days why not give this vegetable a try. This recipe is versatile and compliments a whole range of foods ... try it and see.

Celeriac Dauphinoise
1 celeriac
300ml double cream
100 grams mature cheddar cheese, grated
Dried mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
Optional 2 cloves garlic

Cut the celeriac into quarters then peel. Slice the celeriac into 5 mm thick pieces. Place a layer in a baking dish and add some double cream and dried herbs, salt and pepper. Continue layering up. Place in a hot oven 200 centigrade and cook for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and add a layer of grated cheddar cheese. Place back in oven and cook until cheese is golden brown. Serves 4

This is one of our favourite foods. This dish goes with anything, meat, fish and even tastes great warmed up for breakfast with a couple of poached eggs and some mushrooms, or try with some kippers, great food at anytime and won’t raise blood sugar numbers.

For this and other low carb recipes, do please have a look at the low carb diabetic recipe blog here

All the best Jan


Ayesha (PlumPetals) said...

I've never tried celeriac before. I've currently eliminated cheese from my diet at the moment, but I'm definitely interested in exploring recipes with celeriac and trying a couple out.

Jo said...

I still haven't tried celeriac but this sounds yummy, I shall definitely have to give it a go.

Anonymous said...

Have started eating celeriac.
Would recommend it


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Ayesha ... many thanks for your comment.
Celariac is a great vegetable, hope you try it out soon. How about having a few roasted squares!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo ... do please give this a try out, and let me know what you and the family think.
Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi 'B' ... many thanks for your comment.
Glad you've already found out about this great low carb super star vegetable. Pleased to hear you recommend it too!

All the best Jan