Recipes so Easy, Even a Caveman Could Make Them: Celery Root Au Gratin


Cut out the carbs but not the taste by substituting celery root for potatoes in this decadent au gratin recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream (I used a grass-fed variety from Whole Foods)
1 cup cultured coconut milk
2 tbsp real sour cream (Wallaby brand European Style)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 large celery root (~2-3lbs cut into 1 in. cubes)
2 tsp coconut flour
4-5 slices uncured bacon (diced)
8oz organic sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1-2 tbsp butter

Step 1: Get it together
Round up your ingredients and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a medium sized casserole dish with butter.
 


Step 2: Saucy!
In a medium sized bowl, combine cream, sour cream, coconut milk, salt, pepper, garlic and coconut flour.  Whisk thoroughly.








Step 3: Layer in the love
Put your cubed celery root into the greased casserole dish and cover with the sauce.  Mix to ensure that all the pieces are thoroughly coated.





Step 4: Baking and Bacon
Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.  While waiting, shred your cheese and dice your bacon.





Step 5: Remix!
Remove the casserole dish (careful, it will be hot and heavy) and save the aluminum foil (you can use it to make a Primal RBS later).  Mix the gratin mixture and put back in the oven for another 30 min.  Afterwards, it should look something like this...



Step 6: Testing, testing...
After 30 additional minutes of cooking, remove the casserole dish from the oven and test a chunk of celery root for doneness (this is a word right?)  You want the pieces to be nice and soft before you go on to the final step.  If they are juuuust right, go ahead and hit them with the cheese and bacon.  Put the casserole back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes to allow the cheese and bacon to work their magic.



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About Tony Fed

Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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