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A Side of Celeriac

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 1 large celeriac peeled and cubed into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • thyme optional but always delicious!


  1. Peel and cuber the celeriac into ½ to ¾ inch cubes.
  2. Half way through, start the coconut oil to melt in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Get the oil hot (heat to 200-250 degrees).
  3. Add the celeriac.
  4. Stir gently in the pan and allow it to get sizzling hot.
  5. Continue to gently stir until all sides of the cubes have been well coated in the oil and turned toward the pan surface - about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to low for 10 to 12 minutes, giving the pan a good shake or running a spatula under the cubes to loosen them up and toss them around a few times during cooking.
  7. Test for done-ness - soft is done. If they aren't quite soft enough for your liking add a tablespoon of water and toss in the pan again to let them steam up the last bit.
  8. Salt and pepper and season to taste.
  9. Serve hot with fresh steamed greens, and a main dish of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Excellent with chicken, beef, or fish.

Variations: Add diced onions and garlic to the pan after the celeriac has been started for a more robust flavor. Or add one red beet, cut into slightly thinner cubes than the celeriac. Toss it in at the start with the celeriac for a bright red slightly sweeter side dish – delicious!