French Pureed Celeriac Root

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Have you ever looked at this ugly root that smells like celery and wondered what to do with it? Then this is and answer to your prayers!


  1. Peel the celeric and cut into 1 1/2" pieces, sprinkle salt over the celeric and steam until very soft Meanwhile whip up the creme fraiche according to the recipe.
  2. Drain the celeric& cool.
  3. Using your food processor puree the celeric.
  4. Add the creme fraiche and stir together until very smooth and white.
  5. With the processor running slowly add the oil and process until very smooth Reheat in a double boiler over low heat or (this is the easiest) Microwave, serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Was looking for something different to serve at a vegetarian "French" themed dinner party. Each vegetable will be served as a separate course, so I'll add to the presentation of this by topping with a few homemade herbed croutons and an additional small dab of creme fraiche. Should be lovely. Thank you for posting this.

labouchet August 19, 2002

We love celeriac but have only whipped it with potatoes and cream. This is a great addition and will now use this vegetable more often.

waynejohn1234 August 19, 2009

Yumm!! Celeriac really needs a balancer like cream to tone it down a bit. I love creme fraiche but I did this with sour cream because I already had a bit to use up. I had roasted some celery root last night with olive oil and kosher salt and found it strong on my stomach and I realized I like it better as an accent flavor in a soup with a dairy and other vegetables so I was glad to find this recipe! I did one batch with sour cream and one batch with buttermilk, the buttermilk gave a nice tangy accent but I loved the sour cream one the best so I know that creme fraiche would just be to die for!! This is a great recipe for celeriac, thanks!!!!

Chef*Lee May 21, 2009