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Celery is the food of the devil......

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caspercat Sat 01-Nov-08 21:58:03

and seems to be in nearly all the recipes in my slow-cooker book! Is it really needed for the flavour, or is there an alternative i can use??
Just spent half an hour picking it out of my casserole liquid before putting in slow cooker, DH will divorce me if he finds any (and i wouldn't blame him!)
Anything else i could use, o wise ones???

DisasterArea Sat 01-Nov-08 21:59:07

chard? like pink celery, only cooks better.

PeaMcLean Sat 01-Nov-08 22:01:25

I'm glad there's someone else out there who knows the truth about celery.

I just miss it out. Or use other oniony type things. Leek?

Rubyrubyruby Sat 01-Nov-08 22:02:20

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DippyDora Sat 01-Nov-08 22:02:25

I just ignore it like Pea

SkreamingSkramble Sat 01-Nov-08 22:02:38

Argh hate the stuff can taste it through the whole dish, I normaly substitute with leek.

muggglewump Sat 01-Nov-08 22:04:14

I just leave it out and stick in more of something else, differs depending on what I'm making.
I also think it's devil's food.

EllieG Sat 01-Nov-08 22:04:26

You are SO right, am glad someone out there is saying the same as me.

I just leave it out. Is vile, don't miss it.

TheArmadillo Sat 01-Nov-08 22:05:13

I love celery.

It was one of my pregnancy cravings.

Not cooked though - no point if it's lost it's crunch.

Twinklemegan Sat 01-Nov-08 22:08:54

I hate it raw. I like it braised with a cheese sauce wrapped in ham. And it's pretty essential in casserole-type dishes.

PinkPussyCat Sat 01-Nov-08 22:16:44

What about fennel instead?

PinkPussyCat Sat 01-Nov-08 22:17:09

Or is that still too celery-y?

snickersnack Sat 01-Nov-08 22:19:47

I can't bear to touch it - I can smell it on my hands for ages afterwards. I never use it in casseroles. They taste just fine without it.

caspercat Sat 01-Nov-08 22:34:58

Wow, an emotive issue grin
Think i'll go for the whole stalk in, then remove it - so simple, why didn't i think of it blush
Thanks guys x

jojosmaman Sat 01-Nov-08 22:47:15

It is the food of the devil, fact. Glad others are spreading the word!!!!

I was so glad when I read the other day that a certain chef (can't remember who!) doesnt add it to stock as it makes it bitter, insteads adds a splash of wine!

Tinker Sat 01-Nov-08 22:48:28

Saw someone buying this yesterday and thought then that it is on my list of Foods I Never Buy

SmugColditz Sat 01-Nov-08 22:50:43

I don't use it, it's gross. You can buy celery salt though, if you really need it, but I think cooked celery is disgusting.

raw celery is ok, but unless you chew it really well you get a nasty surprise after breakfast the next morning.

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