You guys. I have a confession. I am addicted to my farmers market. Or any farmers market, really. And to trying new foods that I have never heard of before, let alone seen. When I saw this really weird looking new to me veggie I knew that it was coming home with me. Poor little ugly duckling. Everyone needs a home. And this puppy (get it?) found one with a brother; truffle oil.
Truffle oil is not something I always have on hand, but thanks to my tax return I decided to let myself do a little splurge food shopping. And that may have been the smartest decision I have made this year. I know I am a nerd for getting excited about grocery shopping and that is where my tax return spending money went. Well, that and a trip to Mexico! Woohoo. But more about that later. Truffle oil is the crack of all oils. I cannot stop eating these fries once they are out of the oven. They are outta this world.
Truffle and thyme celeriac fries
1 celeriac root
2 tbsp. truffle oil
2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped + some for garnish
Black truffle salt & black pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Using a large knife chop hold the celeriac and chop off both ends. Holding vertically, carefully peel of the skin using the knife.
Chop into wedges and toss into a bowl with chopped thyme and truffle oil. Season with salt & pepper.
Bake for 20 minutes, flipping over halfway. Increase the heat to 500˚ F and bake for another 4-5 minutes for a crispier fry.
Remove from oven and squeeze with juice from lemon and sprinkle with some additional chopped thyme.
I’d love for you to share about what you nerd out on, too! Whether it’s farmers markets, shoes, music, books or some sorta troll collection. No judgement here! (I did have rather large troll collection as a kid).