Braised Celery

Course : French
Serves: 4
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6 medium celery stalks
1 small onion -- sliced
1 medium carrot -- sliced
1 cup consomme
1 tablespoon Beurre Manie -- see * note

Preparation / Directions:

* Note: See the recipe for "Beurre Manie" which is included in this database. Wash and trim celery. Cut each stalk into 2 pieces. Cook in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain. In large, heavy saucepan, combine onion and carrot. Place celery on top. Add consommé. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until celery is tender. Remove celery to heated serving dish and keep warm. Discard onion and carrot. Cook liquid in pan over brisk flame until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add "Beurre Manie" to pan. Cook for 3 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Pour over celery. Serve hot. Recipe Source: THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Fernande Garvin

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