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Baked celeriac sticks: the perfect recipe for fast finger food lovers


Baked celeriac sticks

Here is the recipe for celeriac sticks in the oven to prepare quick and original finger foods.

If you are looking for delicious and spicy recipes, you have to give a chance to the celeriac sticks in the oven, one of the light recipes that cannot be missing on the table of those who love vegetables cooked in a greedy , but healthy and without too much effort. Celeriac is a low-calorie vegetable, rich in mineral salts and with a delicious flavor, especially when combined with Mediterranean herbs and spices. It is normally used in vegetable soups.

The preparation of light baked celeriac is instead ideal for a healthy snack, as a snack or as an aperitif and side dish, accompanied by a glass of fresh white wine . You can serve them as an appetizer before a dinner, or prepare them for a buffet. Celeriac sticks also lend themselves to different variations. Play with the flavors by replacing the rosemary with sage or marjoram, and add some chilli powder to the paprika, if you love strong flavors. Another idea is to sprinkle your dish with toasted sesame seeds, to give it an extra crunch.

Let’s see how to best prepare this vegetable.

Baked celeriac sticks
Baked celeriac sticks

Preparation of celeriac sticks in the oven

1. Wash and clean the surface of the celeriac thoroughly, removing the peel and any lumps.
2. On a cutting board, with the help of a knife, cut the celeriac into regular sticks, approximately one centimeter wide by 3-4 centimeters long.
3. Transfer the chopped vegetables to a large bowl and add all the spices. Paprika, cumin seeds, your chosen aromatic herbs, and if you like garlic too.
4. Pour a drizzle of oil over the vegetables and mix everything with the help of a spoon, until the sauce is evenly distributed.
5. Line a baking tray or dripping pan with parchment paper and arrange your seasoned vegetables. Make sure that the sticks do not overlap, for optimal cooking.
6. Place the pan in the middle of your oven and cook in ventilated mode at 190 ° C for about 15 minutes , or in any case until the surface of the celeriac is golden and crispy.
6. Finally, serve them hot or lukewarm, with a pinch of salt.

In addition to a tasty aperitif, they can be an excellent side dish alternative instead of the classic baked potatoes !

storage

Baked celeriac sticks are great freshly made , but if you want to keep them you can store them in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge . To eat them as fresh from the oven, preheat the oven to 180 °, and brown them for 3-5 minutes before consuming them.


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