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Monday, March 28, 2016

Celery Root Gratin with Spinach

Course Side Dishes
Prep. Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 40 - 45 mins
Yields 6 servings

What You Need
1 lb (500 g) celery root
1 tbsp (14.2 g) butter
1 leek, white part only, chopped
10 oz (280 g) spinach, stalks removed
1/4 tsp (1 ml) grated nutmeg
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 egg
1/2 cup (112 g) 35 % cream
2 oz (56 g) Canadian Vacherin des Bois-Francs cheese, rind removed and grated

Preheat oven to 375 ºF (190 ºC).

Quarter celery root, then slice it finely using a mandoline or a very sharp knife. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook celery root for 2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

In a large pan, melt butter over a medium heat. Cook leek for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring continuously. Season and set aside.

Butter a 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan, arrange half the celery root in base, season and sprinkle with half the nutmeg. Layer spinach, then remaining celery root, season and add remaining nutmeg.

Lightly beat egg, add cream and mix well. Pour over prepared celery root and spinach. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for a further 5 minutes.

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