Enjoy yourself! This vegetable, consumed since ancient times by Greeks and Romans, is an excellent choice for those who follow a diet. Check out all the tips!
Celery or celery is rich in cellulose, which favors the secretion of gastric juices, aiding digestion and keeping the intestines in order.
It only has one contraindication: rich in sodium, it should be avoided by those on a salt-free diet.
Other than that, you can consume it freely, cooked or raw, in salads, sauces, soups and even juices.
Stuffed Celery Stalks
Choose fresh, tender celery.
Remove the dark parts and peel it.
Pass it lightly through a vegetable peeler to remove the fibers.
Celery stalks can be stuffed with a wide variety of foods.
Mom’s Tips for Fillings
- Minas cheese.
- Seafood (crab meat, shrimp, crab, tuna, bonito) with mayonnaise.
- Sandwich fillings (smoked ham, pork, chicken, beef,…)
- Sliced olives
- Cottage cheese with green onions
- Ricotta or cream cheese
- Pate with raisins
- Sliced radishes
- Egg salad
- Anchovy fillets
- Pepper strips in different colors
Celery or Stuffed Celery
- 1 celery stalk (about 1 kg)
- 50 grams of mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 5 basil leaves
- 3 eggs
- Salt to taste
- Wheat flour
- Sanitize and clean the celery by removing the strings.
- Cut the stems into 15 cm pieces.
- Chop the basil and add the parsley.
- Bring to a boil in a pan with water and salt.
- When it boils, add the celery and let it cook for half an hour or until well cooked.
- Remove, drain, dry with a cloth and slightly flatten each stalk in the palm of your hand, to widen the groove in the center.
- In a bowl, mix the parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, basil, parsley, a pinch of salt and 1 egg.
- Mix well and stuff the celery stalks.
- Then add the stalks, two by two, and press well.
- Dip them in the wheat flour and remaining eggs, beaten with a pinch of salt.
- Fry in very hot oil.
- When they are golden, take them out and place them on a paper towel.
- Decorate with parsley sprigs.
In any open-air market, supermarket or grocery store you will find celery or also known as fresh celery.
See also the publication: use herbs and spices and avoid salt.