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Old 05-15-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question about Lasagna?

Lasagna is Italian, right? So it is ethnic, right? So this is right forum, right?
Anyway, I was on this site, letís leave the name out, and they have recipe section. And they have lasagna recipe. Guess what they suggested as filling ingredient?
Celery.
I almost exploded. Well, I did exploded, in a matter of speaking. Pan intended.
My question is, was I wrong?
But how could I have been wrong? Celery, who puts celery in lasagna? Itís crazy. Completely crazy.
Please tell me know I wasnít wrong. Please.

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Old 05-15-2018, 11:16 AM   #2
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IMO, you'd have to be clinically insane or playing a practical joke on the eater to put celery in lasagna.

Unless it was finely diced and in mirepoix used in making a homemade sauce.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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It would be an unusual ingredient for a lasagna filling.

However, if the recipe was for a bolognese style lasagna, a mirepoix of celery, carrots and onion could be part of the meat sauce for the lasagna.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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It was meatless lasagna. Which is fine. I actually do not like lasagna with meat, just like i do not like meatballs. Both give terrible hear burn. Meat tomato sauce combination. That's besides the point. I do like meatless lasagnas. But celery. To me it seems like a cheap substitute for some normal filler.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:30 AM   #5
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I'd have to agree that celery seems odd. It has a strong flavor, and I wouldn't use it but hey...just another example of "my kitchen, my rules".
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:37 AM   #6
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I'd have to agree that celery seems odd. It has a strong flavor, and I wouldn't use it but hey...just another example of "my kitchen, my rules".
I agree with "my kitchen rules", but only if you (not you personally) keep this to your kitchen. Going on public forum and present the recipe as "must do" is different story.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:41 AM   #7
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Celery, maybe in the sauce. What about a Mexican themed lasagna? I made one a few weeks ago using a recipe from "Patti's Mexican Table". It did not use tortillas for "noodles" but what we would use in an Italian lasagna.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:46 AM   #8
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...Going on public forum and present the recipe as "must do" is different story.
Charlie, all recipe posts are described with superlatives. "Best Ever!", "The only crab cake recipe you'll ever need", etc. You have to learn that these value judgements are worthless. I limit my recipe sourcing to sites I respect.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:24 PM   #9
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Well celery is used in the meat sauce, you chop carrots, celery and onion in small pieces. It makes the meat sauce yummier . That is how my Italian friends has taught me to make the recipe and I mean people born in Italy , who been cooking with nona.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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Being a vegetarian, Ive eaten my share of meatless lasagna's , and ive never come across celery ( nor would I consider it in a recipe of my own, unless as suggested above, was part of a larger sauce).

Spinach, mushrooms, eggplant, squash, onions ... definitely. Celery? to each their own.
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