Celery Seed Recipes
The celery seed is the dried fruit of the Apium grayeolens not the seeds that grows the vegetable celery. The flavor and aroma of the tiny brown seeds are celery-like. The plant stands about 2 to 3 feet tall and is very slender in size. The seed is found in the small white petaled flower. The celery seed is grown in India, China, France, and Egypt and each place has differences. The French is a bit darker while the Indian seed is stronger in flavor. The seed can be used in many ways. You can ground it into your stuffing, in sauces, in soups or use it whole in Cole-slaw, potato salad, or in dressings. You can also use the seed in dishes that call for fresh celery. Here are some recipes for the celery seed.
Cream Celery Seed Dressing
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons mustard spice
1 cup vinegar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups salad oil
1 1/2 tablespoons celery seeds
2 cups mayonnaise (or salad dressing)
Step 1: In a saucepan melt the butter.
Step 2: Combine the sugar, salt, mustard, eggs and half of the vinegar in a bowl.
Step 3: Add the oil and eggs while beating constantly and then add the remaining vinegar gradually. Beat constantly.
Step 4: Gradually add to the melted butter continue to stir. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly.
Step 5: Remove from heat and let cool.
Step 6: Mix in the mayonnaise and celery seed. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
Celery Seed Bread Sticks
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon Celery Seeds
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon parsley spice
6 slices of French bread
Step 1: Combine the butter, celery seeds, paprika, and parsley spice.
Step 2: Place the bread on a cookie sheet. (remember to spray with a non-sick spray) Spread the butter mixture onto each slice of bread.
Step 3: Broil until brown.