Appetizers/ Starters

Mash celery with bacon

Hello hello friends of the celery!

Want something new? Fresh? Healthy? Something different as the usual snack? Or offer a light and savoury starter to your guests? Got it! You are one the right page here!

Today I’m going to share a stunning recipe : mash celery with bacon. I suggest to eat it cold ( but warm works too). It is tasty, light and so easy to cook !

You can cook it anytime of the year and serve it with any kind of drinks.

You can also serve it as a starter or in a nice verrine on your Sunday brunch plate.

Cherry on the cake : it is a clever way to get the reluctant ones to eat celery. And more, I like to use vegetables that we don’t use so much any more.  When we mention celery, we think of the school cafeteria meals or something you might find in a supermarket. But if you cook it with the appropriate ingredient like bacon, you will get a delicate dish with a light smoked taste.

Finally, you can keep it quite a while in your fridge and this vegetable is really cheap.

So, try it and keep me posted !

Mash celery with bacon

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Serves: 12 portions Difficulty: Easy Price: $
Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 1/2 Celery
  • 1/2 l milk
  • 100 g smoked pork belly
  • Bacon slices
  • Pepper
  • Ground ginger
  • Parsley
  • Mild red pepper



Peel the celery and cut into 1 inch cubes.


Then put the cubes in a pan with the milk, pork belly and chopped parsley.


Heat the pan and when it starts to boil, lower the heat significantly until the celery cubes soften.


Blend, season with pepper, ground ginger and a bit of mild red pepper. Set aside in your fridge.


Before serving, put a few slices of bacon in a heated pan.


Fill in your verrines with your mash celery and serve with the bacon.


It's ready ! Bon appetite !


You don't have to add salt since your smoked pork belly is already salted.

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  • Reply
    Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at 09:15 PM

    Bonjour Emmanuelle,
    Cette entrée se mange donc froide?
    C’est ce que je comprends de la recette mais cela m’étonne pour une purée de légumes, Je voudrais être sure..

  • Reply
    Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at 09:16 PM

    Bonjour Emmanuelle
    Cette entrée se mange donc froide?
    C’est ce que je comprends de la recette mais cela m’étonne pour une purée de légumes ?
    Merci bcp

    • Reply
      Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at 09:18 PM

      Bonjour Laure, elle se mange comme on aime ! Les deux options sont sympa 😉

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