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  1. kakicook

    kakicook

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    I just made a wonderful roasted root vegetable soup, and decided to put some celeriac in it.  The soup was great, but had a little unexpected sweetness to it...was this due to the celery root?  does it have a lot of sugar?  How else can it be used?
     
  2. recky

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    Celeriac may be the ugliest vegetable in the world, but it is actually quite versatile and one of the tastiest winter vegetables.

    It does add some sweetness, especially when roasted. I always use it in my mirepoix instead of the rather more insipid celery, and it's great in mash (2/3 floury potato, 1/3 celeriac). Also try a cream of root veg soup with carrots, swedes, potatoes and lots of celeriac. Very "upmarket"!
     
     
  3. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    Possibly.  What else was in the soup?  What was your seasoning? Roasting does bring out sweetness in vegetables.  I find that if I put too many carrots in my stock bases the soup turns out unpleasantly sweet.