Aka baked alien baby or baked turd (these are simply descriptions of its aesthetic apprentice as opposed to taste and contents which are both actually excellent).
What you need
- One celeriac
- Olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
Turn your oven on to about 180C to preheat.
Grab your weird little friend and place it on a sheet of foil big enough to wrap all the way around it so it is completely covered. Pierce the outside of the celeriac a few times with a knife. Now pour over a good glugg of olive oil, a few pinches of salt, pepper and the thyme. Now massage it all into the weird warty skin of the celeriac. Now grab a few sprigs of rosemary and shove it into the few holes you made in the skin of the celeriac. It should resemble a disgusting looking, mostly bald hedgehog.
Now grab your garlic cloves and bash them with the side of a knife and place in the foil as well. Now wrap the celeriac up nice and tight in the foil so there are no gaps and place on a baking tray in the oven. Bake for about 45 minutes, unless you got a mad big one in which case do for an hour.
After the cooking time, take it out of the oven and carefully unwrap the foil. There may be unbelievably hot steam inside, so be careful when you open it up.
Slice it open and mash some butter into the soft flesh inside. Now eat like a baked potato and taste the delicious, slightly herbed, rooty, slightly sour flesh. Delicious with anything, especially pot roasts, any other roasts and rich meat stews. Boooyah.