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Baked celeriac sticks: the perfect recipe for lovers of quick finger foods

Baked celeriac sticks

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

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

The preparation of light baked celeriac, on the other hand, is ideal for a healthy snack, as a hunger breaker or as an aperitif and side dish, accompanied by a glass of fresh white wine . They can be served as an appetizer before a dinner, or prepared 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 chilli powder to the paprika, if you love strong flavours. 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 baked celeriac sticks

1. Wash and clean the surface of the celeriac well, removing the peel and any lumps.
2. On a cutting board, using a knife, cut the celeriac into regular sticks, approximately one centimeter wide and 3-4 centimeters long.
3. Transfer the cut vegetables into a large bowl and add all the spices. Paprika, cumin seeds, the 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 seasoning is evenly distributed.
5. Line a baking tray or baking tray with a sheet of baking paper and arrange your seasoned vegetables. Make sure that the sticks do not overlap, for optimal cooking.
6. Insert the tray halfway into your oven and cook in fan mode at 190° C for about 15 minutes , or in any case until the surface of the celeriac is golden brown and crunchy.
6. Finally, serve them hot or warm, with a pinch of salt.

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


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

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