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Celery Root, Potato, and Leek Home Fries

Celery root and leeks make home fries into a sophisticated side dish for dinner.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 5 medium leeks (about 1 1/2 pounds), white and light-green parts only, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium all-purpose potatoes (about 12 ounces), peeled and cut into matchsticks (1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide)
  • 1 celery root (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into matchsticks (1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place sliced leeks in a large bowl of cold water. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to rid them of dirt and sand. Lift out of water with a slotted spoon and drain.

  2. Step 2

    In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks and other remaining ingredients and cook, turning the vegetables frequently, until browned, about 15 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings; serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 1996

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