Braised Celery

Celery is under-rated as a vegetable in North America, and that is too bad. It

Celery stalk

tastes really good, it is available anywhere, anytime and it is easy to prepare. So let’s do like in Europe and actually use it as a vegetable on its own and not just to add flavor to the chicken soup.

One freshly cut celery stalk, one onion, and a clove garlic is all you need. It is one of the easiest dish to make and it smells so good!

Cut the  washed celery in pieces about 2 inches long, steam or boil in pressure cooker or large pot. Drain. (Save the broth for something else, it is tasty).

In a Cocotte Le Creuset, add a tbsp olive oil and one nut of butter*, add the chopped onion and the minced garlic clove, brown lightly one minute, add the celery and keep on medium for another five minutes stirring every minute or so. Add La Baleine sea-salt and a twist of Fresh ground pepper from your Peugeot pepper mill. It is ready!

Braised celery

Note: You can also sprinkle the celery with  grated Gruyère  and finish under the broiler to brown the cheese. Or you can turn this into Celery au gratin by adding a can of Campbell  condensed celery soup, then the Gruyère before browning in the oven.

* a nut of butter is  the size of a walnut, une noix de beurre.

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One Response to Braised Celery

  1. Vero says:

    probably in my top 10 all time favourites of your cooking.

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