Oven-baked celeriac & swede croquettes (vegan)

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Celeriac & Swede Croquettes – ready to bake

Every week we get overly excited at the prospect of what we’ll find in our OrganicLea veggie box. Last week it included a gigantic swede and a small but beautiful celeriac. These croquettes, inspired by a recipe in the OrganicLea newsletter, were such a hit with our veggie and gluten-free friends that we promised to post the recipe. The recipe can be easily adapted – you could use potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, basically any root vegetable.

You need:

1 Swede, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 Celeriac, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves of garlic, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tsp ground cumin
1 Tsp ground coriander
2 Tsp mustard seeds
1 Tsp ground ginger
1 Tsp turmeric
A sprinkle of Turkish chilli flakes
Juice of 1 lime
A handful of chopped fresh coriander
A handful of (gluten-free) breadcrumbs
More breadcrumbs or coarse polenta to coat
Salt & pepper

Method:

Heat the oven to 180C / Gas 4.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the swede and celeriac. Cover and simmer until the veg is soft and mashable, about 15/20 minutes.

Meanwhile, fry the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add the spices – cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, ginger, turmeric, chilli flakes plus salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes. The amount of spice you use depends on the size of your swede.

Drain and mash the swede and celeriac. Thoroughly mix in the onions.

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Mix the herbs into the mash

Season with salt and pepper and the lime juice. Fold in the chopped coriander and breadcrumbs until the mixture will form balls.

Roll a tablespoon of the mixture into balls, it helps if your hands are wet.

Pour the remaining breadcrumbs or polenta onto a plate and roll the balls in them to coat. Flatten them into croquettes.

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Roll into croquettes

To cook, oil a baking tray, bake until crisp for about 20 – 30 minutes.

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The finished product – oven baked croquettes

Delicious for lunch with a salad or as a starter, serve with a dollop of yoghurt, chilli salsa or fruity chutney.

*Submitting this seasonal post to Simple & In Season

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3 Responses to Oven-baked celeriac & swede croquettes (vegan)

  1. Ren Behan says:

    A lovely simple, seasonal recipe. Thanks for linking up!

    Like

  2. I love that these are baked in the oven – they look great.

    Like

  3. Pingback: Simple and in Season February Round Up - Ren Behan

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