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Celery Root, Potato and Fennel Gratin

No recipe image available.Celery root and fennel add both flavor and a touch of sophistication to a classic dish—potatoes au gratin.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large celery root, about 1 pound, peeled and thinly sliced
2 baking potatoes, like russets, peeled and thinly sliced
2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
12 ounces (3 cups) shredded Swiss cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly butter a 3-quart baking dish.
  2. Place the celery root, potatoes, and fennel in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  3. In a large measuring cup, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the milk and butter.
  4. Layer 1/3 of the vegetables in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layering, reserving the last 1/3 of the cheese.
  5. Pour the milk mixture over all, pressing the vegetables down to cover. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, or until the vegetables are tender.

Makes 8 servings.