Wednesday, April 11, 2007
C is for Celery - Baked Cheesy Celery
We disappeared to Cornwall for Easter but took with us a print-off of our latest GBVC recipe - sent to Freddie by a very generous chef David Hall. This is Baked Cheesy Celery. The only addition I made was a sprinkling of bread crumbs on top. We served it accompanied by Cornish pasties and sat outside in 70 degree sunshine wondering how we would ever find the motivation to drive back home to London.
This could easily be served as a main dish. If you are looking to pretend that you aren't eating celery, this isn't the recipe for you. But the celery has been tamed by being braised in chicken stock. It isn't so stringy and the cheesy sauce makes it delicious. Freddie gave it 8 out of 10. I'm uncertain how his marking system works. He is mysterious and highly impartial - like all good judges. He did say that the dish lost two marks because "the celery is not very hidden." By the way David, an 8 out of ten is a very high score by Freddie's standards. Thank you!