Terbiyeli Kereviz (Celeriac with Lemon and Egg Yolk Sauce)

Side Dishes

Prepared by Elif Selvili


Terbiyeli Kereviz (Celeriac with Lemon and Egg Yolk Sauce)


For 15 Person(s)


  • 4 celeriac roots (to yield about 5 cups, cubed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped, or 20 pearl onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cups fresh shelled or frozen green peas
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Sauce:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cups fresh dill, chopped

Terbiyeli Kereviz (Celeriac with Lemon and Egg Yolk Sauce) Directions

  1. Wash and peel the celeriac, removing any brown veins. Cut into approximately 1-inch cubes.
  2. Parboil celeriac cubes for about 10 minutes in a large pot filled with the lemon juice and enough water to cover. Remove celeriac and reserve 2 ½ cups of water.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot and sauté onions and carrots until tender but not fully cooked. Add partially cooked celeriac and peas along with the 2 ½ cups of hot water, salt and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are soft but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, mix egg yolks and lemon juice. Slowly add about a cup of hot liquid from the pot, stirring continuously so the egg yolks are incorporated without coagulating. Pour the egg mixture into the pot and mix thoroughly.
  5. Sprinkle with dill and serve immediately.