Saturday, November 26, 2011

Celery Root Mash


Celery Root Mash is unbelievably delicious!  This is my version of "mashed potatoes" and honestly, I would eat this instead of mashed potatoes any day.  It's super yummy, creamy like mashed potatoes and has just the slightest hint of celery.   
Celery Root Mash
This makes a wonderful side dish.  Make sure to make enough, I always want to eat the whole batch. 

Equipment: Medium Saucepan w/ Lid, Food Processor or Hand Mixer

  • 4 cups celery root (about 3 medium), peeled, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups filtered water
  • 2-4 tablespoons pasture butter (See Resources)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt or to taste (See Resources)

1. Prep celery root - wash, peel and cut into 1 inch chunks.  



2. Add celery root chunks to the saucepan.  Add water, just enough to barely cover the celery root.  Cover with lid and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.  

3. Strain water and place celery root into food processor.  Add pasture butter and sea salt, pulse until celery root becomes a smooth puree, about 1 minute.  



4. Serve hot or refrigerate for later.


Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups puree. 

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.  

Serving Suggestions: Serve with Pasture Roasted Chicken, Pot Roast, Grassfed Lamb Chops, Pan-Sauteed Fish, Sauteed or Roasted Vegetables or top with Homemade Gravy.  Use as a substitution for any meal with mashed potatoes.  

This post is part of Monday Mania @ The Healthy Home Economist, Melt In Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop @ Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival @ Hartke Is Online, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Homestead Barn Hop @ The Prairie Homestead, Real Food 101 @ Ruth's Real Food, Traditional Tuesdays @ Cooking Traditional Foods, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday @ Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2day joys, Hearth & Soul Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers, Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker, Real Food Wednesday @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, and Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks! It's SO good! Hope you get to try it :)

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  2. I've actually never made celeriac straight up as a mash. I've put it in regular mashed potatoes, and now I'll definitely have to try it this way.

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  3. I think you'll enjoy it by itself too. I used to put it in my mashed potatoes too, but since I can't have them anymore, I really enjoy it this way. Enjoy :)

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  4. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-november-29-2011/

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  5. Yummy. I need to buy some celery root.

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  6. @Kimberly, I hope you can find some, it's so delicious!

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  7. I've never had celery root before! DOn't think I've even seen it anywhere. That looks pretty yummy, though.

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  8. Hi Anne, most stores are starting to carry it now. I'm not sure what stores are near you, my local natural foods co-op always has it, I've seen it at Whole Foods and I know some mainstream supermarkets carry it. Hope you can find some and try it :)

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    1. They're not cheap that's for sure. Plan to pay about $3 each for them.

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    2. They are not as cheap as potatoes, and they weigh more in weight, but sometimes you can find good deals on them. I have seen some at farmers markets too for less.

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  9. I love this idea and can't wait to try this! It looks just like mashed potatoes. thanks for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  10. Thanks Alea! I hope you get to try it, it's so good! And extra special thanks to you for the Stumble of my Pumpkin Pancakes recipe. I love how the blog community supports each other, many thanks.

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  11. I just love Celery Root and this Celery Root Mash looks so creamy and delicious. We would really enjoy this dish. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Thanks so much Miz Helen! I will come back soon and thanks for hosting :)

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