Celery Root Rösti (hash browns)

by lisa | 12 November 2013 13:43

Celery roots are a staple in the Swiss grocery stores. I’ve never really done much with them before, other than chop them up and add them to soups and stews.

Celeriac Root

Celeriac Root

Celery root (celeriac) is a root vegetable, but unlike most other tubers, it has a very low starch content (very low carb). What I love about root vegetables and winter squash, is that you can buy them and let them sit around for weeks until you feel ready to do something with them.  They aren’t going to go bad or spoil.

One of our favorite Swiss meals has always been Rösti. Rösti is like a giant hash brown made from potatoes. You can get it topped with all sorts of things, and it’s served as a main meal (not just for breakfast). One of our favorite places to eat Rösti is The Johanniter in old town Zürich. I’ve always loved mine topped with a fried egg, bacon and melted cheese. Yum….

Perfect low carb Rösti

Perfect low carb Rösti

I really wasn’t very optimistic about this dish and Mr. Swiss Paleo was downright skeptical. We were both proven wrong and we thought celery hash browns were delicious. They have a creamy sweet taste and not an over powering celery taste. If I didn’t know it was celery root, I would never be able to guess.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel the celery root with a paring knife or vegetable peeler.

    Peel your roots

    Peel your roots

  2. Chop it into chunks and grate it with a hand grater or in a food processor (I used my food processor).

    Grated

    Grated

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste to the grated celery root.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  5. You can either make individual smaller hash brown patties or you can fill your pan and make one large Rösti (which you then can cut into wedges for serving).

    Before flipping

    Before flipping

  6. Cook anywhere from 10-20 minutes before flipping. You don’t want to attempt flipping until it’s well browned on the bottom. If you have filled your pan for a large Rösti, it’s easiest to to flip it by inverting it onto a plate and then sliding it back into the pan.
  7. Cook a further 10- 15 minutes until browned again.
  8. Serve with scrambled or fried eggs, bacon, tomato salsa, roasted vegetables….whatever you like!

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    Perfectly browned

 

Celery Root Rösti (hash browns)

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 celery roots, depending on how much you want to make
  • coconut oil, ghee or lard for pan frying (we used lard)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • topping of choice

Instructions

  1. Peel the celery root with a paring knife or vegetable peeler.
  2. Chop it into chunks and grate it with a hand grater or in a food processor (I used my food processor).
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste to the grated celery root.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  5. You can either make individual smaller hash brown patties or you can fill your pan and make one large Rösti (which you then can cut into wedges for serving).
  6. Cook anywhere from 10-20 minutes before flipping. You don't want to attempt flipping until it's well browned on the bottom. If you have filled your pan for a large Rösti, it's easiest to to flip it by inverting it onto a plate and then sliding it back into the pan.
  7. Cook a further 10- 15 minutes until browned again.
  8. Serve with scrambled or fried eggs, bacon, tomato salsa, roasted vegetables....whatever you like!
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