Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mashed Potatoes and Celery Root

At my work, one of our chefs quite so I am working extra sifts and don't have as much time to do the blog. Very Sorry.
The celery root gives a little sweetness to your potatoes. Many of us just pass  the celery root by, because it is so ugly, but well worth the addition to your mashed potatoes. You can still jazz them up with the things you like, such as roasted garlic, or cream cheese, but I think you will like the root added to the mash.

1 pound celery root, peeled and cut into 1" cubes.
1 ½  Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
2 teaspoons sea salt
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup whole milk
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a deep, 12" dutch oven. placed over 12 to 14 charcoals, add celery root and potatoes to oven and cover with water to cover by 2". Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 10- 15 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender when pierced with a fork. Darin thoroughly in a colander.In a large mixing bowl, add the cream, milk, butter, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place food mill over bowl. Add celery and potatoes to the mill and grind. With a whisk whip until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and serve. 6-8 servings 

     Bottom photo:  This method makes very lumpy mashed potatoes, Some people like that.

 Yes, It is snowing in Medford OR. Something we seldom see. All the drivers have gone crazy!


  1. Celery root in mashed potatoes is wonderful. I need to try it on the residents at work one day. I bet no one will complain.

    My method to mash is with the potato masher. It's quick and easy. Plus, lumps don't affect the flavor!

  2. You bet. I make them lumpy for my residents because most of them say that's the way there Mom made them.LoL.