This is a wonderful recipe that my Aunt Stevie shared with me at my engagement party over 35 years ago! This is a super easy, rather elegant, slightly crunchy, kinda nutty side dish--and I really don't even care much for celery.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir almonds until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir celery, onion, bouillon, sugar, and ginger into almonds. Continue to cook and stir until celery is tender, about 10 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

This can be started early, even a day ahead, and finished just before you're ready to serve the main course. Toast the almonds, add the remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate until you're nearly ready to serve. This side dish is especially good with Asian-style dishes, like my pork chops Indonesian.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 4.6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2013
The taste is fantastic. It is very easy to put together once the nuts are shelled (I used pecans because I have them on hand!) The ginger adds to the flavor without distracting the taste or smell of the celery. I'll be having this again soon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2014
Kind of bland. And that's after adding a clove of garlic and chopped green onion. Maybe some dried cranberries next time? But there probably won't be a next time. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2013
The taste is fantastic. It is very easy to put together once the nuts are shelled (I used pecans because I have them on hand!) The ginger adds to the flavor without distracting the taste or smell of the celery. I'll be having this again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2013
The taste is fantastic. It is very easy to put together once the nuts are shelled (I used pecans because I have them on hand!) The ginger adds to the flavor without distracting the taste or smell of the celery. I'll be having this again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
I made a lot of changes. I used one small real onion cooked it for a bit put in the almonds cooked until they were golden added two cloves of garlic and cooked for another minute or two. Then I added two large pieces of candied ginger chopped fine some "Better than Bouillon" chicken flavor and about a half cup of water put a lid on it (cracked slightly) and let it cook until nearly all of the liquid evaporated. It was delicious. Everyone loved it including the person who hates green vegetables and the person who hates vegetables in general. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2014
Kind of bland. And that's after adding a clove of garlic and chopped green onion. Maybe some dried cranberries next time? But there probably won't be a next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
No changes. I will make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
I made this for my husband who typically tuns up his nose whenever celery is in front of him but he very much enjoyed this and asked for it again! This will make its way into my recipe book. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2013
I enjoyed this but my husband not so much. I would probably try making this with olive oil instead of butter to make it a little healthier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2019
A friend gave me this recipe in 1978. I think it was a Southern Living recipe. The only thing different is that the 2 tablespoons of white wine were left out! Anyway it is a delightful way to serve ce!ery. It is especially good with sweet potatoes and a pork chop or broiled fish. My husband always raves about this and I love it too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2014
Very tasty something to do with that extra celery. It really adds to the dinner table. No changes did cook a bit loner as I liked the celery more cooked Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2018
Very nice way to serve celery. Read More