Harvey was very disappointed to have missed pancake day this year so I promised him pancakes today. Not for breakfast though! I have 2 days off work to spend with Harvey as it is half term so I was having a little lie in and reading the magazine Abel & Cole left me last week. There was a recipe for celeriac rosti which sounded easy. I had a celeriac languishing in the fridge so this seemed like a good way to use it up and I thought we could have it for breakfast.
You grate half a celeriac. Mix it with egg, garlic, herbs or spices, salt and pepper. I have just noticed the recipe says to add flour but I missed that bit out (accidentally) and they worked really well! Then fry it gently. Super easy. Harvey had his with garlic sausage and he really enjoyed it. I try and make sure he has fruit and/or veggies with every meal so that was veggies with breakfast sorted!
I adapted the recipe to make it vegan by substituting the egg for a vegan ‘egg’ made by mashing a banana and mixing in 1 tbsp chia seeds. I went and had a long bath while the chia seeds swelled up. As mine were sweet rostis I didn’t add the garlic, herbs, salt or pepper. I just stirred in the grated celeriac. Then fried them in coconut oil. Served with persimmon it was very good. Frying banana intensifies the flavour and the banana flavour went very well with the celeriac. Celeriac Rosti
Savoury Style (serves 1)
1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 egg, whisked
1 clove of garlic
Sprinkling of herbs (I used thyme)
salt and pepper
1 tbsp flour (optional)
oil for cooking
Whisk eggs in a bowl and add the garlic, herbs, salt and pepper
Mix in the celeriac
Make in to 3 large balls and pace in frying pan
Flatten and fry for a approximately 2 minutes each side
Sweet and vegan style (serves 1)
1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 banana mashed
1 tbsp chia seeds
Mash the banana and add the chia seeds and set aside for at least an hour
Mix in the celeriac, shape in to balls and fry as above
They are very easy and taste lovely. The magazine recommended making them to serve with roast meat but they were excellent for breakfast too.
I snacked on half a blood orange and a mug of green tea late morning. For lunch I made the pancakes I had promised the little fella. I chose Jamie Oliver’s vegan blueberry pancakes. They were very easy to make too and we both really enjoyed them. Harvey enjoyed his with oranges and maple syrup.
I had some Co Yo and oranges with mine. They really were excellent and kept us filled up for about 6 hours! We took the dogs over the road for a walk despite the rain which seemed to start the minute we left the house. It was good to be outside walking. I felt very energised after my pancake lunch and really enjoyed the walking. I did snack on some coconut chips and 2 dates while I heated up supper – left over Keralan vegetable curry and rice. It reheats very well.
A great day’s eating plus a dog walk plus lots of activity in the house so I am pleased with today’s efforts.