Thank Heaven, The Office is all new tonight!! I thought that this day would never come!! My life can begin again!!
So, in that spirit, I am posting this a little earlier than usual.
Sounds like it is your lucky day too.
Today, on Thursday’s Culinary Adventure:
Can you think of anything that looks less appetizing, whilst still being considered a food?
(Which means that it disqualifies bodily fluids and insects from the competition…)
Sigh, the things that I do for you readers…
When I was telling my friends about what I was cooking with tonight (that’s right, they occasionally get a sneak peak. Lucky, lucky, friends…), my friend Colleen mentioned that she had heard of people on the Atkins diet cooking and mashing up celery root like potatoes. Apparently they have less carbs.
Now, this worried me for two reasons:
1) I live in IDAHO, and would like to stay loyal to potatoes at all times. Potatoes for life, baby!
2) Carbs + Caitlin = HAPPY!
Low Carbs + Caitlin = Questionable.
So, this is a real adventure to be sure.
Well, as I was researching this cute little number, I found that there are about a bazillion and one ways to prepare it.
I chose two.
The first, is RAW.
Is it supposed to have these spots inside? Or is that because I bought it last week and forgot about it until last night?
The world may never know- as no one else may ever buy one.
-Take off the skin and dig in!
Taste Testers Say:
Or else, “I’m pooping.”
Not the best picture.
Now, On to #2: Cooked up and Mashed.
Oops! What are my salt and pepper shakers doing in the picture? Awww… I love them! Anthropologie, you sly fox…
Taste Testers Say:
Brian: “Eeesh. Not feeling it.”
Joseph: “Let me go, Mom!”
Summary: Well, celery root tastes like…celery! A meatier, denser, non-stringy version of celery.
Like a love child of celery and jicama perhaps.
It was not too bad raw, but I hated it mashed.
I would be interesting to try it mixed with some spices and maybe other root vegetables. But not interesting enough to ever buy it again.
And, since, even on a bad day, WE ARE CUTER THAN CELERY ROOT: