If you’re not familiar with the ugly duckling of the vegetable world, time to get to know it! On a ketogenic diet, there are few root vegetables we can enjoy, and celeriac is one of them. Although a root, it’s much less starchier than sweet potatoes. Plus, you can whip celeriac up deliciously as a mash or grated and fried up for hash browns.
And on those days you really need some fries but don’t want to sacrifice your macros, this celeriac everything oven fries recipe is the perfect option.
The Celery Root
Celery is popular in various cuisines, but many people are unfamiliar with the root that is closely related to it. Celeriac, or more commonly the celery root, is in the same family as celery; however, as opposed to celery being cultivated for its stalk and leaves, the celeriac is cultivated for its nutritious root.
Celeriac is relatively unknown but offers loads of health benefits. Among them, celeriac contains phosphorous, which is required for cell metabolism. It also contains copper, which helps restore immunity and prevents anemia. The vitamin-k content of the celeriac improves bone mineralization by promoting osteoblastic activity in the bones. Research also suggests that celeriac has an established role in Alzheimer’s disease, as it limits neuronal damage in the brain as well as improve brain function.
Check out the additional celeriac health benefits:
- Low in calories
- Superfood for cleaning kidneys
- Improves bone strength
- Good source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6
- High in antioxidants
- Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Regulates bowel movements
- Relaxes nerves
Don’t let how this vegetable looks scare you. Even the ugliest vegetables can pack nutrition and good flavor. Celeriac can be eaten raw, cooked, and is even great in salads. Pretty much anything you can do with a potato, you can also do with celeriac. Give this recipe a go, and let us know what you think about celeriac in the comments below!
Celeriac Everything Oven Fries
There are a few root vegetables you can enjoy on the ketogenic diet, and celeriac is one of them. Try these celeriac everything oven fries when you’re craving fries but don’t want to sacrifice your macros.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: American
- 1 large celeriac root
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
Pre-heat oven to 400F.
Cut the bottom part of the celeriac off, the twisty roots. Then peel the round part.
Cut into slices and then strips. Soak the fries in water with a little lemon for 20 minutes.
Drain, dry and toss with coconut oil and seasoning.
Spread out on a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them sit another 10 minutes.
Open the oven; give the sheet pan a shake.
Divvy up your fries into 4 portions and serve with some homemade mayo for dipping!
Option for seasoning instead of Everything Bagel Seasoning: ½ tsp poppy seeds, ½ tsp sesame seeds, ½ tsp granulated garlic, ½ tsp salt)
- Calories: 133
- Fat: 9.8
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Protein: 1.5
Keywords: celeriac everything oven fries
Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.