Truffle & thyme celeriac fries (baked)

Truffle & thyme celeriac fries (baked)

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.

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Truffle and thyme celeriac fries

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 celeriac root
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped + some for garnish

1 tbsp. truffle oil
Black truffle salt & black pepper to taste
1/2 lemon

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 olive 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, drizzle with remaining truffle oil & truffle salt 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).

11 Comments

  1. I love celeriac… I must post that recipe!!! These look great, thank you! 🙂

  2. These fries look amazing. Yours it the second celeriac fries recipe I’m chancing upon today, and I’ve never ever tried those yet, so sounds like it’s time 🙂 I never tried truffle oil either — don’t even think I’ve seen/noticed it, tbh. I’ll keep an eye out for both now.

    Things I nerd out on? Well, where to begin??? 🙂 Shiny things from thrift stores {little silver trays, spoons, plates, etc. — love this stuff, especially if it’s at a good price, though I must admit I ran out of storage space for it all quite a long time ago… :S }, pistachios {I’m sure you’ve noticed 😉 }, and fruit — tons of fruit! <<< I think that's where more than half my grocery bill goes to tbh. Wild flower seeds — seems like I can never pass up on picking more up. I love farmers markets too, but the ones near me are not that great… There's prob lot's more, but this is a decent nerding out list, don't you think? 🙂

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      Thanks! I had never cooked with truffle oil before but had always ordered anything at restaurants with the word truffle in front of it. It is amaaaaazing. I found it at WF and you might also be able to find truffle salt, too. Celeriac is also a new find for me at the market and I love it! And I definitely feel you on the thrift shopping food props. So fun!




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