Root vegetables are a seasonal staple for Sukkot and Rosh Hashana, as well as a Pesach-friendly side and an alternative to white potatoes. These sweet vegetables are also ideal for Rosh Hashana, where we have the custom to eat sweet foods for a “good and sweet new year,” and we eat gourds such as squash as one of the Simanim, representing our desire that, if it be Hashem’s will, that the evil of our verdicts be torn apart, and that our merits be announced before Him.
A couple of our favourite alternatives to potato, sweet potato and celeriac wedges provide sweetness and earthiness to a meal, and provide a great way to mix up a Passover menu, especially if your custom is not to eat kitniyot such as rice. This recipe is really quick and easy – the longest part is peeling the veg! Seasoning is entirely to taste and these root vegetables are versatile and will accept virtually any herbs and spices you might throw at them!