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Old 10-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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I'm a Celery addict!!!!

I've always loved celery raw and cooked but for about a month or so I haven't been able to go a day without it. Some days I will scoff a whole bunch!
I eat it plain and use the leaves to make celery tea with a dash of lemon.
I should probably try eating it with healthy dips too since I eat so much that I'm afraid I might not be eating enough other foods.

I love them dipped in Virgin Mary's and hummus. Any other ideas?
Please no mayo based recipes, don't really care for mayo!

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Some folks really like peanut butter and pimento cheese to "stuff" with. There is a dressing in the US called Durkee's. I like it with celery and other crudite, especially cauliflower. I have never tried this, but here is a link to a clone.
Durkee Famous Sauce Clone Recipe - Food.com - 108402

A nice blue cheese works well too, IMO.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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Some folks really like peanut butter and pimento cheese to "stuff" with. There is a dressing in the US called Durkee's. I like it with celery and other crudite, especially cauliflower. I have never tried this, but here is a link to a clone.
Durkee Famous Sauce Clone Recipe - Food.com - 108402

A nice blue cheese works well too, IMO.
I'll try the recipe thanks. It looks more like a mustard sauce but I love mustard. We get get Durkey sauce here but it's a tangy chilli sauce. Must be a different kind.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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I usually make a gratin out of the last few stalks of celery in a bunch.

I cut the stalks into bite size pieces and cook them until almost tender then put the stalks in a shallow baking dish. I make a cream sauce out of flour, butter, milk and some of the cooking liquid. I sometimes add a little grated cheese and then I top it with some breadcrumbs and dot it with butter or drizzle it with olive oil. I bake it for about 30 minutes at whatever temperature the other things I am making for dinner require. This is also good with a mixture of other vegetables, cabbage, onions, carrots etc.

Drying the leaves in an oven with a pilot light (remember those) or in the microwave on a paper towel is a good way to add a hint of celery flavor to other dishes. When the leaves are dry store them in a jar and crumble a few into whatever dish you are making.
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I usually make a gratin out of the last few stalks of celery in a bunch.

I cut the stalks into bite size pieces and cook them until almost tender then put the stalks in a shallow baking dish. I make a cream sauce out of flour, butter, milk and some of the cooking liquid. I sometimes add a little grated cheese and then I top it with some breadcrumbs and dot it with butter or drizzle it with olive oil. I bake it for about 30 minutes at whatever temperature the other things I am making for dinner require. This is also good with a mixture of other vegetables, cabbage, onions, carrots etc.

Drying the leaves in an oven with a pilot light (remember those) or in the microwave on a paper towel is a good way to add a hint of celery flavor to other dishes. When the leaves are dry store them in a jar and crumble a few into whatever dish you are making.
I'll try that, it sounds great! How do you cook the celery? Pan fry, boil, steam ?
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I'll try that, it sounds great! How do you cook the celery? Pan fry, boil, steam ?
I boil/steam them in as little water as possible and then add that flavored water to the milk for the cream sauce.

I always seem to use slightly tired vegetables for this and it is always good.

I bet it would be GREAT if I used fresh vegetables!
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I boil/steam them in as little water as possible and then add that flavored water to the milk for the cream sauce.

I always seem to use slightly tired vegetables for this and it is always good.

I bet it would be GREAT if I used fresh vegetables!
Often the tired vegis have more concentrated flavour, because they have lost water.
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Often the tired vegis have more concentrated flavour, because they have lost water.

Maybe I'm not old, maybe I'm just concentrated!
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Maybe I'm not old, maybe I'm just concentrated!
I think aged like a fine Red wine
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I like watching the sparks fly when I microwave celery.
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