Celery Root and Potato Latkes

from Gourmet Magazine, December 2004

Celery Root and Potato Latkes
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32 latkes 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
32 latkes 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Celery Root and Potato Latkes
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32 latkes 1 hour
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Servings Prep Time
32 latkes 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place oven racks at the upper and lower thirds positions and preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Coarsely grate celery root into a bowl using the 1/3 inch-wide holes of a box grater.
  3. Peel potatoes and coarsely grate into a large bowl. Add lemon juice and toss. Coarsely grate onions into the same bowl.
  4. Transfer to towel, then gather the corners to form a sack. Twist tightly to wring out as much liquid as possible.
  5. Return potatoes and onions into a clean bowl and stir in celery root, flour, eggs, salt, pepper and celery seeds until well combined.
  6. Heat 1/3 inch of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking. Fill a ¼ cup measure (but do not tightly pack) with the latke mixture and carefully spoon into the heated skillet, then fry until the underside is a deep golden color (1 ½ to 3 minutes).
  7. Turn over using 2 spatulas and fry until deep golden on all sides (1 ½ to 3 more minutes).
  8. Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly. Keep warm in a baking dish in the oven.
  9. Repeat frying process until all latkes are cooked.
Recipe Notes

Helpful Hints:

  •  You may fry latkes 1 hour ahead of serving time.
  • You may shred the potatoes, onions and celery root in a food processer with the shredding disk.
    However use 5 eggs (instead of 4), as the machine will grate more coarsely than hand grating and will require more binding.
  •  Monitor the rate at which the latkes brown. If they brown very quickly, try reducing the heat to
    moderate.
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Hummus

Hummus
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2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Hummus
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2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
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5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
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Servings: cups
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Place chickpeas in food processor.
  3. Add lemon juice, garlic, and tahini into food processor.
  4. Blend until almost smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Try dipping carrots, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, or whole-grain crackers in hummus for a delicious treat!

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Caponata

Caponata
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6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Caponata
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Add eggplant, zucchini, celery, and onion to small bowl.
  3. Add tomatoes, garlic, olives, and capers to a separate bowl.
  4. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the eggplant, zucchini, celery, and onion. Sauté 8-10 minutes, until soft.
  6. Add tomatoes, garlic, olives, and capers. Continue to sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Stir in the basil and red wine vinegar. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Serve with bread, pita or as a side dish. Enjoy!
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Garden Pesto

Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Combine basil, arugula, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until fine.
  3. Add parmesan, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until incorporated.
  4. While food processor is running, stream in olive oil until emulsified.
  5. Use pesto on pasta, sauteed vegetables or in scrambled eggs. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Pesto can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • Try freezing pesto in ice cube trays for already portioned single servings to use all season. Frozen pesto will keep for up to 1 month

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Summer Veggie Paella

Summer Veggie Paella
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1:15 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1:15 hour
Summer Veggie Paella
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Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1:15 hour
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  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Bring stock, saffron and sprigs of thyme to a simmer in a medium size pot. Keep at a simmer until ready to use.
  3. Heat oil in a large flat bottom skillet over medium high heat. Quickly sear both sides of the vegetable: 2 minutes per side for the yellow squash and zucchini; 4 minutes per side for the eggplant. Set aside.
  4. In the same skillet add chorizo, onion and bell pepper. Cook until the onions are translucent and starting to brown.
  5. Add tomato paste, garlic, paprika and cayenne and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Add rice to skillet, continuing to stir, toasting the rice for 2 minutes. Add the orange zest, juice, saffron and chicken stock.
  7. When the liquid boils, reduce heat to low. Stir the rice mixture frequently for 5 minutes. Stop stirring and allow rice to cook for 20 minutes. DO NOT STIR.
  8. After 20 minutes, nestle the seared vegetables into the paella, cover the skillet and turn off the heat. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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