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Celery Root Fritters

Celery Root Fritters
YIELDS
8 servings

These crisp, golden fritters are positively creamy on the inside. You’ll need a sugar thermometer to fry them. Yield is 8 servings.

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Ingredients

8
cup vegetable oil
½
cup all-purpose flour
½
tsp baking powder
½
tsp salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
½
cup cold beer (golden, not dark)
2
small celery roots (12 ounces each)
1
Granny Smith apple peeled, grated, and squeezed dry in paper towels
½
tsp chopped fresh sage
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Directions

Step 1

Heat oil in a 5-quart heavy pot on high heat until a sugar thermometer registers 365 degrees F.

Step 2

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and then add beer and stir to combine.

Step 3

Allow batter to rest for 20 minutes or so, up to 1 hour.

Step 4

Peel both of the celery roots.

Step 5

Grate one of the celery roots (you should have 4 cups) and dice the other one (you should have 1 cup).

Step 6

Stir apple, grated and diced celery root and sage into batter.

Step 7

Form batter into flat 2-inch patties.

Step 8

In batches, drop patties of batter into oil and fry until golden, about 5 to 7 minutes total, flipping fritters over halfway through cooking time.

Step 9

Transfer fritters with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Step 10

Serve warm.

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