Braised Celery - A Simple Side Dish
This braised celery really is such a simple side dish. The recipe has just 5 ingredients, including salt and pepper; turning an underused vegetable into a delicious savory side. The celery mellows as it cooks, yielding to a knife but still with enough crunch to keep it interesting. Perfect to pair with meat for a low carb dinner. Or add it to your Thanksgiving or holiday table for something a little different!
Servings: 6 -8
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- 12 stalks of celery
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup vegetable stock
Wash the celery then top and tail it, reserving any leaves for later.
Cut the celery, on the diagonal, into 1 inch chunks.
Melt the butter in a heavy based skillet or pan (one that has a lid)
Add the celery, salt and pepper, then sauté gently for 5 minutes until it has started to soften.
Add the stock and bring to a simmer.
Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
Remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes so the liquid can evaporate.
Serve garnished with any reserved leaves.
Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.2mg