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Salmon Cheddar Fingers and Celery Root Mash

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Salmon Cheddar Fingers and Celery Root Mash

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Fish fingers can be bomb! They are not just for kids, they are not stuck in the 1950’s, and don’t you dare for a minute think that you are above them. We’re making our fish fingers with salmon, coating them in cheddar panko bread crumbs, and pan-frying them for a perfect crunch. And no, our sides aren’t frozen french fries and canned peas, we’re cooler than that. We’ve introduced celery root to the plate. Celery root is truly just the root of celery, and when cooked down it resembles the consistency of potato. Mashed celery root and salmon fish fingers is retro and cool, trust us!


  • 1/2 celery root (or potatoes)
  • 8 oz. salmon
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (use the real deal here, not half & half)
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
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    1. Place a large pan over high heat. Add hot water, salt, and bring to a boil. Grab your celery root and trim off the outer skin. Cube it up into same-sized pieces. Place the cubes into the boiling water and cook until fork tender.
    2. Place a large pan over high heat. Grab your salmon and carefully remove the skin from the filet by grabbing the edge of the fish and sliding your knife between the filet and the skin. Cut salmon into “fingers.” Now we’re going to set up a breading station using 3 bowls. One bowl gets flour, the next gets the egg (scrambled up with a fork), and the last gets the Panko and cheddar cheese (crumbled together). Add a pinch of salt to each bowl. For each finger, dredge in flour, coat with egg, and bread with Panko cheddar crumbs. Set your breaded fingers aside.
    3. Coat your large pan with olive oil. Gently place each finger in the pan and reduce the heat to medium. After about 2 minutes you can flip the fingers.
    4. Grab a large bowl. Give your parsley a rough chop and add it to the bowl. Drizzle in a bit of olive oil. Strain the celery root in a colander and add it to the bowl. Add heavy cream and a few grates of nutmeg. Now mash the celery root with the back of a fork to form a rustic mash.
    5. Pile some mash on a dinner plate. Grab a couple of beautiful salmon fingers and lay them on top of the celery root mash. Garnish with parsley and a couple of lemon wedges.
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    Calories370Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate48g16%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C150%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Emily Kemker a year ago
    Surprisingly refreshing. Everything pairs beautifully. I like trying new things, especially if they seem different/weird, glad I tried it. it was a big hit with my friend and boyfriend as well
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    Yllen R. a year ago
    great!! didn't have cheddar cheese and just used what i had (parmesan cheese mixed with mexican cheese) and it turned out great. who would of thought of salmon with cheese! my two favorite things!
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    Julienne Kawai 2 years ago
    Yuuuum! Love this guy! I learned soooo many useful tips and this was the first time I ever cooked celery root. I loved it. Very fun! Now I’ll see if the kids like it.