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Celery Recipes That Are Freakishly Delicious (PHOTOS)

Think of all the times it's sat sadly next to your Buffalo wings, lonely and jealous.
01/24/2013 09:14am ET | Updated November 7, 2013

You there. Yes, you. The one with the head of celery languishing in the crisper. We know you probably bought it to make tuna salad, or to dice into mirepoix for a soup, and now it's just going to sit there, destined either for the stock pot or the garbage can. Although celery root has recently become celery's glamorous sibling, we think plain old celery deserves a second look.

We never really think about how divisive celery can sometimes be, until someone boldly proclaims that they hate it, and then we have to defend its honor. Celery gets a really bad rap, and we ritualistically forget that its crunch and water content are important to tons of dishes that we normally enjoy. We happen to think that a stalk of celery is the perfect vessel for a portion of pimento cheese. We love it pickled and even stir fried as the star of the show. While we were out trying to find your new favorite celery recipe, we stumbled across an amazing suggestion to spread celery with sweet butter and sprinkle it with salt.

We think you should give celery one more try. If only for all the times it's sat sadly next to your Buffalo wings, lonely and jealous.

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Celery Soda
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Celery Soda recipe from Food52 Trust us, it's better than it sounds. Best with a pastrami sandwich.
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Celery Stir Fry
Simply Recipes
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Celery Salad With Soft Boiled Egg And Shaved Bottarga
Nicole Franzen/Food52
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Celery Soup
RachelEats
Get the Celery Soup recipe from RachelEats In her post, Rachel also recommends eating celery with butter and salt. APPLAUSE.
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Celery And Za’atar Tabouli
James Ransom/Food52
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Italian Celery And Mushroom Salad
James Ransom/Food52
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Tomato Celery Mince Stew
The Indolent Cook
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Brine Pickled Celery
Pickle Me Too
Get the Brine Pickled Celery recipe from Pickle Me Too One of our favorite pickles ever. We always pick the celery out of the giardiniera first.
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Marcella Hazan's Braised Celery With Onion, Pancetta, And Tomatoes
James Ransom/Food52
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Celery And Fennel Gratin
James Ransom/Food52
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Minty Green Olive-Celery Salsa
Pip & Ebby
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Roasted Celery Soup
James Ransom/Food52
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White Bean And Tuna Salad With Celery And Lemon
Aimee Herring
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Challah, Mushroom, And Celery Stuffing
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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Butter Braised Celery
Alison Needham/A Girl Defloured
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Celery-And-Celery-Root Salad
Simon Watson
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Celery, Blue Cheese And Hazelnut Salad
Simply Recipes
Get the Celery, Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Salad recipe from Simply Recipes I think we all know how well celery and blue cheese go together.
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Celery Cilantro Cocktail
Skinny Taste
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Homemade Roasted Garlic Breadsticks With Curly Celery Salt
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