Ooh I say it’s been a wee while since I posted a recipe.
These are certainly worth posting about though: sweet little patties of yumminess that they are.
They were born out of my veg box delivery, which I’ve fallen back in love with after a little break. The vegetables really do taste so much more delicious, and there is a very virtuous feeling to be had from knowing that our little £12 is going some way to preserve the wonderful countryside that surrounds us, keeping it green and un-urban.
A celeriac appeared this week which made my Very Happy Indeed for it is my most favourite of all vegetables. I usually mash it or blend is up into a soup but I wanted to taste it in a more authentic state on this occasion. Roast is delicious of course, but I couldn’t work out how to incorporate roast celeriac into a meal. And lo, the Celeriac and Chive Patty was born.
I fried them in butter which I’d totes recommend, and served them with a side of herby yoghurt, but I’m including them in both the vegetarian and vegan sections of my site as you could easily swap the butter with olive oil and the yoghurt for a hummus or pea dip.
Celeriac and Chive Patties
(serves 2 generously, but with more potato wedges on the side could stretch to 4)
1 celeriac, peeled and grated (do yourself a favour and whizz it through the grater attachment on the food processor)
1/2 red onion, grated
1 tablespoon chives
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons flour (plus extra for dusting)
salt and pepper
a knob of butter and/ or a splash of olive oil
1. Scrunch the grated celeriac in your hands to get rid of as much water as you can, then place on some kitchen towel to absorb the excess
2. Mix the celeriac with the onion, chives, egg, flour, salt and pepper
3. Form into 8 patties and dust each with flour
4. Fry in the fat on a low heat for around 15 minutes on each side
5. Serve with potato wedges, veg and a dollop of greek yoghurt and chives. Or stuff into a pita bread with hummus and lettuce.