Lamb Meatballs with Celery Root Fries

When I was little my mom was part of a CSA that would drop off boxes of food, it is a great way to support local farmers. Sometimes, there would be very odd things in the box and she would make something taste delicious. So now, when I see odd looking things in the grocery store, it is usually me who is telling the cashier what the thing they’re holding is! In this case it was celery root! It tastes like a potato and a celery had a baby. By itself it is has too much of a bitter taste for me, but I remember my mom coating them and frying them and they were absolutely delish! So here is my take on Celery Root Fries and Lamb meatballs

Lamb Meatballs with Celery Root Fries
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Main, Entree
Serves: 4
  • 2 Celery Roots, peeled and cut
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ½ tsp Marjoram
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbs bread crumbs, italian seasoned
  • 2-4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. For the celery root fries:
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Peel the celery root, wash it to make sure it has no dirt left on it, and cut it into desired lengths for the 'fries'. Place it in the boiling water for about 12 minutes, until it has the consistency of a potato that is almost fully cooked, you should just be able to poke a fork in it barely (don't over boil) and strain when done and allow to cool for 5 minutes. In a bowl beat two eggs and place boiled celery roots in the bowl. In a separate bowl place ½ cup bread crumbs, add a little salt and pepper. Take the celery root that has been dipped/coated in the egg and coat it with bread crumbs and fry it in a pan that has olive oil in it. I only flipped my once, and did about 6 minutes on each side. Serve warm.
  3. For the Lamb meatballs:
  4. Preheat oven to 400. In a bowl add all remaining ingredients (ground lamb, one egg, finely chopped shallots and onion, marjoram, salt, pepper, cinnamon, minced garlic and 2 tbs bread crumbs) and stir well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and with hands form small meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with the celery root fries.

 All done and on the plate

Subscribe to the Sweet Phi Newsletter

Join my mailing list to receive a free copy of my eCookbook and stay up to date with the latest on the Sweet Phi blog!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Leave a Comment