Cider Glazed Roasted Celery with Crispy Parmesan Topping

This fills the kitchen with the most wonderful aroma as the celery cooks and softens. Serve as a delicious vegetarian supper with baked potatoes or as an accompaniment to roast chicken, game or fish.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

You’ll need

  • 1 head celery, washed, separated into stalks and cut into approx. 10cm lengths
  • 400ml medium dry cider
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar

for the Parmesan topping

  • 25g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 25g Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

What to do

Pre heat oven 200c/ 180c fan / gas 7. Grease an ovenproof casserole generously with butter, lay the celery in the dish, pour over the cider and vinegar, and cover with greaseproof paper generously coated in butter and then cover with foil.

Place in the oven for 45 minutes, remove the foil and greaseproof paper. Mix together the parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley and olive oil, sprinkle over the celery and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the topping is golden.