Monday, February 17, 2014

Creme Fraiche Cole Slaw... YUM

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I have decided my new favorite coleslaw (or as it should be called Remoulade) is from Sunset magazine.
It calls for the creme Fraiche and celery root, such a perfect combo. OK, in truth the next day the onions were a bit strong so it wasn't as good. To make this you do have to get over the crazy look of celery root. 
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Yep, that is it, pretty ugly. But don't let that scare you, its mild taste lends perfect to this recipe.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound celery root, peeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • small shallot, thinly sliced
  • About 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped chives 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 10 oz. each) 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • slices sourdough bread, toasted
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  • 1. Coarsely shred celery root in a food processor fitted with the shredding attachment. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, crème fraîche, vinegar, mustard, shallot, and 2 tbsp. chives and mix well. Season to taste with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Set aside while you cook the chicken.
  • 2. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally to make 4 thin chicken scaloppine. Season chicken with remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.
  • 3. Set a large (not nonstick) frying pan over medium-high heat; when hot, add oil. Cook chicken until browned, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until fully cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 4. Top toasts with chicken and spoon on celery root salad. Slice each toast in half and sprinkle salad with more chives if you like.
  • Now go out buy that ugly vegetable!
  • ~ Cassi
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