Celery Salt

So, I love my eggs.  This has been said many, many times before.  No surprise then that when a neighbour suggested the following recipe to me as I bought a big, leafy bunch of celery from the monthly local market, hard boiled eggs immediately came to mind.  A lovely condiment to have around.

Celery Salt

(adjust quantities depending on how big a pile of celery leaves you have)

3 cups of celery leave

1/2 cup sea salt flakes (Maldon is perfect)

  • Chop the celery leaves roughly and scatter across a baking tray.  Bake at 75 oC for 2-3 hours until dried out and crispy.
  • Add celery leaves to a blender removing any bits of stalk.  The leaves will have shrivelled to approx. one cup.   Add half that amount of sea salt and whizz in a blender until combined and fine.  At this point you could mix in a couple of teaspoons of ground pepper for a more complete seasoning.
  • Store in an airtight container.

18 thoughts on “Celery Salt

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  2. Neat recipe, defo one for my scrapbook. We had the cheesey leek mash last night with dinner….. I made a pile of it, so we can have it again tonight!

    Actually, I’m going to make up a Mornay sauce, chuck in some smoked fish and use the leftover potato/leek mix as a topping for a fish pie… comfort food, it’s the best. x

  3. Thanks for posting this! Something else to do with the celery leaves, normally they end up in stock for soups, but I love celery salt, I’d never thought of making it myself.

  4. brilliant – I don’t like eggs but I hate throwing out celery leaves and I am sure I could find another use for celery salt (let me know other ways you are using it)

  5. What a neat recipe to have! I’ve started my own kitchen garden this year, and have inherited and transplanted a huge celery plant from my 90-year old granny. I expect it to produce lots of celery leaves later this year ;)

  6. I love your pictures. That celery salt sounds and looks sooo good on those eggs. I’m going to make that as soon as I can get to the store for some fresh celery. Yummmm.

  7. Gorgeous.

    The house smells quite delicious and I’m loving it with pepper. Now I just need to wait for lunch so I can boil an egg.

    Brilliant idea, thank you. XX

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