Let’s face it the humble celeriac is one hell of a fugly vegetable, but behind the lumps and bumps of a colour so nondescript it defies description lies, in my opinion, the tastiest of root vegetables. So when it comes to my cream of celeriac soup I don’t mess around to much it is all about the nutty celery flavour of possibly the worlds ugliest vegetable. I’ve listed the weight of the celeriac as prepped weight for this celeriac soup purely because it is quite wasteful, you do have to hack away a load of stuff. Being homegrown my celeriac are even more knobbly so suck it and see.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the crumb for this dish… My tomato soup recipe shows that I am rather fond of the good old fashioned crouton, however this celeriac soup has a topping that nudges the humble crouton in the ribs and tells it to bugger off. Seriously you gotta try this crumb, sprinkle it on anything, soup sorted, grilled chicken, hell yes, salad, of course. I’m not joking it is fanbloodytastic and so ridiculously simple it hurts, but that paprika hit with the crispy breadcrumbs adds so much to so many things. As with all cooking I think it is the last 1% of the dish that takes a plate or bowl of food from tasty to memorable and this crumb is the 1% for this cream of celeriac soup!