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Celery Root Idaho® Potato Pancakes

Celery Root Idaho® Potato PancakesCeleriac is a root vegetable that tastes like celery, but its texture is like that of a potato, making the two an ideal pairing for making some very tasty pancakes.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 small Idaho® Potatoes (about 3/4 pounds total), peeled
1 small onion
1 medium (about 1 1/4 pounds) celery root*, peeled
2 large eggs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line 2 wire racks with paper towels.
  2. Using the large holes of a box grater or the shredding disk of a food processor, grate the potatoes and onion. Working over a small bowl, squeeze the liquid out of the potato and onion and transfer the grated vegetables to a medium bowl. Let the liquid stand for 1 minute, then pour it off, leaving the potato starch at the bottom. Scrape the starch into the potato shreds.
  3. Grate the celery root and add it to the potatoes along with the eggs, flour and salt.
  4. In each of 2 large nonstick skillets, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. For each pancake, add a scant 1/4-cup of the batter to a skillet and flatten slightly; you should be able to fit 8 pancakes in each skillet. Cook the pancakes over moderately high heat until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared wire racks to drain.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or celeriac.

Recipe provided courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission.