Celery root is an unusual looking vegetable. It’s relatively smooth top slopes downward and turns into an octopus-looking creature with all those thick roots hanging out. Cut the roots off and give the outside a good scrub where the dirt hides in those nooks and crannies.
How to Trim and Cut
Remove the root end until there are no noticeable dirty crevices.
Then remove the top.
Cut into round slices.
Cut into strips.
Turn 90 degrees and cut into cubes. For soup and mashes, smaller chunks cooks faster. For roasted vegetables, try to keep the size similar to the other vegetables you are cooking.
See the difference in size.
See our post for Celery Root and Leek Soup.