Celeriac Chips are a great alternative to potato chips if you are looking for something a bit different, or maybe want a lower in carb chip. If you are unsure what to do with this low carb root vegetable, then chips are a good place to start because they are simple and require minimal extra ingredients.
Who doesn't love chips?! They go with everything, and they are total comfort food. Whilst we could happily eat potato chips all day every day, these celeriac chips are a lighter alternative. They are lower in carbs, but still delicious in their own right. Whilst they will never crisp up as well as potato chips (because of the starch), they are still a tasty side that has lots of health benefits.
Why you will love it
- Low carb - We love potatoes, they are a big part of our diet and they have lots of health benefits. However, if we are looking to go lighter on the carbs, then these celeriac chips are perfect. They have just 18 carbs per portion, compared to around 35g in a portion of potato chips.
- An easy way to use celeriac - You have probably seen celeriac in the supermarket and been put off getting it because it looks a little weird. But it is delicious, and really easy to cook with. If you have never cooked with celeriac before then this is a good place to start because it is so easy.
- Minimal ingredients - Just 4 ingredients go in to making these chips. Apart from the celeriac, you probably have all the other ingredients already in your kitchen.
- Different flavour options - The great thing about chips is that there are so many different ways you can flavour them. We have kept this simple with a little paprika, salt and pepper, but we have also given loads of different seasoning options below.
- A great side - You can never have too many side dish choices in your life, right? They really can make or break and meal and these celeriac chips go with so many different mains. We have given you some suggestions below.
- Celeriac - Celeriac is a root vegetable that has quite an earthy taste. It is similar to a turnip, but has a bit more freshness to it like celery. Once cut in to chip shapes and baked it makes a delicious alternative. If you don't know what they look like, they are off-white with a rough, knobby surface covered in tiny roots.
- Oil - This is what helps to get it nice and crispy. We used olive oil, as we like the flavour, but you could use sunflower oil instead. Try to use the best quality oil you can, as you will be able to taste the difference.
- Paprika - This is how we have flavoured our chips. It adds a lovely smokiness to it and a hint of colour too. We have given some other flavour options below.
- Salt and pepper - This is added after cooking.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Peel the celeriac and cut into chips of about 1cm thick. See below for a detailed description of how to cut celeriac.
Two: Put the chips in a large bowl with the oil and paprika. Mix well so that all the chips are coated.
Three: Arrange the chips in a single layer on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
Four: Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Health benefits of celeriac
Celeriac is a root vegetable that is closely related to celery, parsley and parsnips. Once it is peeled, if you give it a sniff you will instantly be able to tell it is related to celery and parsley because of the smell. Celeriac's scientific name is Apium graveolens var. rapaceum, but it is also known as turnip-rooted celery, knob celery or celery root.
Celeriac originated in the Mediterranean and belongs to the same plant family as carrots, which you can tell from the same kind of green tops when they are growing.
It has an earthy, nutty flavour, but also so freshness to it. It is such a lovely flavour, which makes a nice change from regular potato chips. As well as being delicious, it is nutritious too. Celeriac is high in fibre and a good source of vitamins B6, C and K. It also contains important minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus and manganese. An added bonus is it is low in calories and fat.
The best thing about these chips is that there are so many different ways you can flavour them - why not try our French Fry Seasoning? We have kept it simple with just a little paprika for smokiness, and then some salt and pepper sprinkled on at the end. But, there is SO much more that you can do with them. Here are some of our favourite flavour options, so you never have to have them the same way twice.
- Fajita seasoning
- Curry powder
- Dried oregano and basil
- Chilli powder
What to serve them with
Chips and dip. Name me a better combination. You can't beat dipping chips in to sauce for a fuss free side dish, and we served ours with some chilli mayo. Why not try our Homemade Tomato Ketchup or Healthy BBQ Sauce? If you fancy something a bit spicier, then our Jalapeno Sauce or Southwest Sauce both work well.
These chips are such a great side dish, because they go with so many different things. Here are our favourite mains to serve them with:
- Hunters Chicken
- Slow Cooker Honey and Mustard Chicken
- Caprese Chicken
- Pesto Salmon
- Healthy KFC
- Perfect Roast Chicken
Frequently Asked Questions
Making your own chips from scratch is always going to be a healthier option than using frozen chips, or getting them from a takeaway. But celeriac has all the health benefits that we mentioned above and this recipe is just 133 calories per portion too.
This root vegetable might look intimidating with its alien like appearance, but it's actually really easy to cut and cook with. simple top and tail it (slice to top and bottom off) and then use a good peeler or knife to peel the skin off. Using a knife, slice half inch rounds and then slice those in to chip shapes. Try to make sure that all your chips are even in size, so they cook evenly.
This really does depend on the oven. We have added our cook time as a guide, however if your oven doesn't get very hot then you might need to put them back in for another 10 minutes. Equally, if you know you have a really hot oven then check them 5-10 minutes before the cooking time is up, to make sure they haven't burnt.
These just aren't going to get crispy like potato chips would, so I won't even pretend they they will. It is because they have less starch than potatoes. However, they are still delicious, so don't write them off just because they don't get crispy. If you want to make them a little crispier, than add a good glug of oil to the baking tray and heat it in the oven and then add the chips to that.
We think these are best eaten fresh, as they can get really soggy after being stored. However, if you do have leftovers that you don't want to waste, then store them in an air tight container in the fridge until the next day.
You can reheat these by putting them on a baking tray in the oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for 10 minutes, until heated through.
Yes, celeriac is gluten free.
Yes, they are vegan. Just make sure that whatever you are serving them with is vegan too.
Although this is a low carb side compared to regular chips, celeriac is still seen as being too high in carbs for a keto diet. Root vegetables are rarely included in a keto diet for this reason.
More side dish recipes
- 800 g (1.75 lb) Celeriac (celery root)
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Sea salt and black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C(fan)/400°F/Gas 6.800 g Celeriac (celery root)
- Peel 800 g Celeriac (celery root) and cut into chips of about 1cm thick.
- Put the chips into a large bowl with 2 tablespoon Olive oil and 1 teaspoon Paprika. Mix well so that all the chips are coated.2 tablespoon Olive oil, 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Arrange the chips in a single layer on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Season with 1 teaspoon Sea salt and black pepper and serve.1 teaspoon Sea salt and black pepper
- Try to make sure that all your chips are even in size, so they cook evenly.
- Make sure that all the chips have plenty of space on the baking tray. Whilst these won't get really crispy, if they are too close together on the baking tray, they will just steam and be really soggy.
- Cooking times will vary depending on your oven, so make sure you check them a few minutes before they are ready. You may need to put them on for a bit longer too.
- Make sure you don't salt the chips until the are out of the oven, as it can cause them to go limp if they are salted too soon.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.