Have you used celery root to make soup before? If not, you are in for a treat. I admit I never heard of celery root until my husband and I were grocery shopping and he got really excited after seeing one. He told me they are used frequently in German recipes, and taste amazing in soup. I couldn’t wait to try it in this celery root soup recipe, since cooking with celery root was completely new for me!
It is true. Celery root makes soup broth taste amazing! It gives it so much flavor. Instead of making a simple celery root soup, I decided to combine it with a Chinese-style egg drop soup. The result: a celery root egg drop soup! Wow that is a mouthful.
If you haven’t seen it before, here is what celery root looks like:
Celery root is hard on the outside, so before making your celery root soup you have to chop or peel off the hard outer edges, and then chop in smaller pieces so it cooks faster. I haven’t tried using it with vegetable broth, but it probably tastes just as delicious. In this celery root soup, I also used thinly sliced and sautéed leek to give it more texture and flavor.
I’m curious how many of you have cooked with celery root before…am I the only one who never heard of it?
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 celery root, peeled and chopped
- 1 leek, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 3½ cups chicken broth
- ½ cup sweet corn
- 4 tbsp chopped green onion
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ tsp white pepper
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the sliced leek and chopped garlic. Cook for 7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Add the chopped celery root, chicken broth, and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, until celery root pieces are soft.
- Add the corn and stir.
- While the soup is boiling, slowly pour in the eggs while stirring the soup in a circular motion with a whisk.
- Remove from heat and top with green onions once ready to serve.
I’ve made a celery root purée before–it was excellent. Your soup looks fabulous, too!
I’ve never cooked with celery root before! But I’ve had celery root puree and such. I like it! Very mild.
Oh, Americans are not at all familiar with celeriac root. Too bad as it is so healthy too, being a natural diuretic!
My Dad in The Netherlands used to grow them and he had real big ones, crisp and easy to julienne for celery salad with some mayo + lemon juice, walnuts, craisins and apple!
This soup made me think of my late first husband’s Mom (who was German) and loved to cook like that with egg drop in soups.
Thanks for sharing!