Celeriac chips

Celeriac chips

celeriac chips lunch

Finish the following phrase for me please: fish and … Did I hear you say ‘chips’? Yes, I thought so 😉 . It’s such an instant association, isn’t it? At least for me. Well, since on Friday I treated you to vegan fish finger sandwiches, today I thought I would follow up with a simple crowd pleaser! Chips! Although these aren’t just regular chips, they are celeriac chips! Say what??!

Celeriac…you might have seen it on your greengrocer’s shelves before, kind of an ugly, extraterrestrial looking bulb that doesn’t look appetising in the slightest. But if you’ve never gone beyond the hairy and gnarled exterior, you are missing out! This crunchy (when raw) root vegetable has a mildly sweet and aniseedy flavour. It goes very well with mayo and walnuts for some reason and this is how my mum used to prepare it when we were kids.

But it wasn’t until I was making mash for this recipe that I tried roasting it in the oven for the first time. The result was so delicious that both Duncan and myself inhaled the entire tray of roasted celeriac cubes before I managed to put it to its intended use. This got me thinking that I should probably share this little insight with you guys, but I wasn’t sure how marketable ‘celeriac cubes’ would be, so I turned cubes into chips. Cunning, eh? It’s for your own good, promise!

As I want you to be happy with the outcome, I should probably add a disclaimer. Unlike potato chips, these don’t ever get that crispy, I’m afraid. I’m not a chemist, but I think that’s because celeriac is fairly low in starch in comparison to potatoes. Despite this minor drawback, celeriac chips are delicious and utterly addictive, so it is still a vegetable that is totally worth getting intimately acquainted with.

Celeriac is low in calories, contains several compounds that are believed to offer protection from certain types of cancer (colon and lymphoblastic leukemia). It’s extremely rich in vitamin K (300 g, which is half a tray of these chips, contains 100% of your recommended daily intake). Vitamin K improves bone mineralisation and protects your heart and cardiovascular system. It’s an excellent source of phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, and manganese and valuable B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin.

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celeriac chips prep

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serves
2
PREP
10 min
COOKING
25 min
serves
2
PREPARATION
10 min
COOKING
25 min
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 celeriac (mine was 600 g / 21 oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp smoky paprika
  • coarse sea salt
  • ketchup, to serve (optional)
METHOD
  1. Set the oven to 200° C / 390° F fan function (that’s important, but if you don’t have this function increase the temperate by 20° C / 70° F) and line a baking tray with a piece of baking paper.
  2. Top and tail your celeriac and peel it with a speed peeler.
  3. Cut the peeled celeriac in half and then cut each half into approx. 1 cm / 0.5″ thick slices.
  4. Cut each slice into approx. 1 cm / 0.5″ thick batons.
  5. Place the celeriac batons in a large bowl and coat in 1 tbsp of olive oil and smoky paprika. Hold off with salt until the chips have been baked.
  6. Place the celeriac chips on the baking tray in a single layer making sure there is a bit of space around each chip.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes. After the time is up, remove the tray from the oven and carefully flip each fry to the other side and bake for another 10 minutes, until the tops are nicely blistered and lightly charred in places.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and consume immediately.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories
159
8%
sugars
4 g
4%
fats
8 g
11%
saturates
1 g
6%
proteins
3 g
7%
carbs
21 g
8%
*per serving
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5.0
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REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
Rick Beeby:
Can you freeze them?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Rick,
    Apologies for a late reply, I was on holidays... I haven't tried freezing them tbh, but I *suspect* you can freeze them raw, yes. Ania
Kerry:
I didn't have any smoky paprika so I used a cajun spice mix which worked well. Very nice!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Great thinking and glad you enjoyed them, Kerry! x Ania
Michael Soloman:
Mine are in the oven now fingers crossed
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hope you enjoyed them, Michael! x Ania
Alison:
Really tasty and satisfied my chip addiction. Will definitely make again!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Great to hear, thanks Alison! x Ania
Tracy:
My CSA had 3 celeriac roots in it this week and son doesn't like it. Usually. Saw this recipe and had to try! We all loved them, including my son! Thanks so much!
Tracy
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    Ania:
    I'm delighted to hear that, Tracy! And thank you for taking the time to leave a review - much appreciated. x Ania
Ross Campbell:
my wife and I are new to keto and found these a great replacement for chips. flavours are amazing.
BUT .... even after cooking a little longer than stated my chips were a little soggy, not crisp AND they stuck to the paper :(
Any tips for getting around these issues? (used a fan oven at 200C)
Thanks,
Ross & Samantha
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    Ania:
    Hi Ross,
    I'm happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the flavour of these. Unfortunately, due to the fact that unlike potatoes celeriac does not contain much starch, these are never going to get as crispy as potato chips. You could help them a little by baking fewer at a time (to reduce the amount of moisture in the oven) and coating them in cornstarch prior to baking, but like I say they will always be on a softer side. Ania
Nick:
These chips are insanely good! We just polished off a bowl full and loved them. These will be a standard here from now on. Thank you!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Yay, that's so lovely to hear, Nick! And thank you for letting me and my other readers know that you enjoyed them so much! Ania
Naomi:
It does have a celery taste but so much more buttery. I don’t like raw celery either and love these.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Glad to hear you enjoy it, Naomi! Ania
Carl Jones:
I'm on keto currently & I've been thinking of making Celeriac chips for a while, but I'm not a huge fan of raw celery, but will eat cooked celery mixed in things, do these chips taste strongly of celery or not? Cheers.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Carl,
    I don't know if you were meaning to say 'raw celery' or raw celeriac rather... Celery is related to but different from celeriac. And yes, these do taste of celeriac. Hope this helps. Ania
Martyn:
Great recipe
Healthy alternative to chips and more tasty
Very informative website great layout and quality photos
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks Martyn, that's lovely to hear! Ania
Helen:
I may have forgotten to rate it! 5 stars!
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    Ania:
    Aw, thanks so much - so appreciated! Ania
Helen:
These are amazing! My daughter and I just polished off a full batch, couldnt stop eating them! Have been wanting to try this for awhile. Thanks for the recipe and tips. :-)
    Ania
    Ania:
    Lovely to hear, Helen! Thanks for letting me know! I find them quite addictive myself too. Ania
Laura:
These were absolutely delicious!! My eight year old and husband loved them. I did increase cooking time a little. I had mine with sriracha sauce - heaven. This will be my new go to celeriac recipe. Thank you so much.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Great to hear, Laura! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed it. x Ania
Kellie James:
Delicious chips! Will be making them again. Lovely flavour. Thanks
    Ania
    Ania:
    Yay, I am so glad to hear! I find them addictive too! x Ania
Stu:
Made mine with medium curry powder instead of smoked paprika .... awesome
    Ania
    Ania:
    Great to hear, Stu! Ania
Rosemary Bell:
I have made celeriac chips before but this time is the first time following your recipe with paprica I'm alowed some potato so I'm doing a mixture or the both.
    Ania
    Ania:
    I hope you'll enjoy these, Rosemary! I have a mild addiction to roasted celeriac, I'll admit! Ania
Ann:
Absolutely loved these. Made them twice and will be making them again. I didn't use any sauce with them just ate them, yum!
    Ania
    Ania:
    I'm delighted to hear that, Ann! And thank your for taking the time to comment! Ania
Yvette:
Great chip idea. Interesting flavour. Mine took longer in the oven to get the right degree of brown. I added sesame seeds as well and liked the taste. Delicious! Ate all for dinner. This site has awesome recipes that are well designed.
    Ania
    Ania:
    I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed them, Yvette! And thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! Ania
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