Celeriac a Le Central

This is SF’s Le Central’s recipe for celeriac, purloined from the files of a society lady by a mutual friend during a house-sitting stint.  The names have been omitted to prevent scandal.  The salad is worth risking all.

Celeriac a Le Central

1 # celery root
3 T white tarragon vinegar*
1 T Dijon mustard
1/4 t salt
1 t lemon juice

Trim and pare celeriac under running water.  Shred coarsely using julienne blade of Cuisinart.  Mix dressing, toss, chill, covered.  Serve mounded on a lettuce bed.

2 responses to “Celeriac a Le Central

  1. Definitely worth risking it all!!
    How can i find white tarragon vinegar??

    • If you don’t see tarragon vinegar at the store, you can make some – this is what I do.

      Stuff a few sprigs of fresh tarragon in a clean bottle, add a few peppercorns, a dried bay leaf and fill with white wine vinegar. Let the herbs macerate with the vinegar for at least a week before using.

      You can add a pretty dried red chile as well or a sliver of garlic.

      Bottles of this vinegar make a nice gift!

      I hope this helps you!

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