Celeriac Remoulade (Celeri Remoulade)
From David Lebovitz
About six servings
Celery root is pretty easy to prepare, but does discolor a bit once sliced open and grated. So make the dressing before slicing and grating the celery root, for best results. I like mine really mustardy, so I use a fairly large amount. If you’re unsure, start with less; you can add more, to taste, when the salad is finished. To peel celery root, lop off the root and opposite end with a chef’s knife. Then stand the round root on a flat end then take the knife and cut downward, working around the outside, to slice off the tough skin. In the states, celery root are often smaller, and have more complicated roots, and you’ll need to cut a bit deeper to remove them.
1 cup (20g) mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of sea salt, plus more, to taste
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
freshly-ground black pepper
2 1/4 pounds (1kg) celery root
1. Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, 1 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice, and a few grinds of black pepper.
2. Peel the celery root and grate it coarsely.
3. Mix the dressing with the celery root and taste, adding additional salt, pepper, mustard, and lemon juice, to taste.
Note: If the salad is too thick, you can add a few spoonfuls of whole or low-fat milk to thin it out.
Storage: The salad will keep for one to two days in the refrigerator.