AT A GLANCE
"My other name for these little winter warmers is celeriac and Gruyère delights, because they're exactly that - the earthy celery flavour with melting Gruyère and zap of zest is really spot on," says Sean Moran. "Great scattered over a winter leaf salad or as part of an antipasto plate, yet even better served alone as an appetiser, with a little local fizz."
|01||Whisk lemon juice, half the flour and 1 tbsp salt into 1 litre of water in a saucepan. Add thyme and bring to the boil, then add celeriac and boil until tender (15 minutes). Drain and cool, then grate celeriac into a bowl, add remaining flour, lemon rind, Gruyère, garlic, egg and parsley and season to taste. Mix well by hand, then form into 18 small balls, place on a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.|
|02||Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Carefully add balls in batches and fry, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp (7-9 minutes). Transfer fritters to paper towels with a slotted spoon, season and serve hot.|
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