What do you do with celeriac?
This. This is what you do.
Buttery and light and way more interesting than mashed potatoes. (recipe from food52.com)
(Feeds 4 – with my additions we fed 5)
- 1 medium celeriac (about 1.25lbs), peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces [i used 3-4 small celeriac]
- 1 small idaho potato (the size of your fist), peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces [i used a couple small potatoes]
- Kosher Salt
- 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and cut into 1 in pieces
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream [we only had half and half so i used that. Also, almond milk works really well too]
- 2 TBSP Butter
- 1 Bay Leaf
- Black pepper
- Sumac to sprinkle on top (lovely lemony flavor)
- Peel the celeriac, potatoes, and the apple.
- Put celeriac & potatoes in a pan of cold salted water and turn to medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes and then add the apple. Continue to cook until all are tender. (about 5 more minutes)
- While vegetables are cooking, heat the cream, butter and bay leaf over medium heat. When hot, turn off (to let the bay leaf flavor the cream.)
- Drain the cooked vegetables and apple and return them to the hot, dry pan and cook off any extra water for 2 minutes or so.
- Put the vegetable/apple mix in the food processor with the cream (remove bay leaf).
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Plate and sprinkle with sumac.