• 4 potatoes
  • 1 small bulb of celeriac
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • about 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • about 2 tbl butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

everyone loves mashed potatoes, well, not everyone, but most people do (right?). not only do i love eating them but i love changing the usual mashed potatoes to something different and exciting. mashed potatoes to me are not all about the potatoes. even though they are the star there is no reason you can’t change things up.

here it is…i’m going to mention it, thanksgiving is coming!!! can you imagine, we just finished halloween. since i am once again making thanksgiving i’ve been trying to rack my brain for something different. something unusual that growing up we never had. why? because i like to be difficult :-)

celeriac has become one of my new favorite foods (see here). although i haven’t done much with it lately other then soup, my mind has been racing with all sorts of ideas and recipes. there is of course slaw, can you see it? julienned celeriac with apples and red onions? i feel a moment coming on…ok, what else? adding it to mashed potatoes i thought just sounds right. some people use turnips…why not celeriac.

celeriac mixed with potatoes is a wonderful combination. whether roasted or mashed you can’t go wrong. mix it with some heavy cream and garlic, a flavor combination that can’t be missed.

mashed potatoes with celeriac   servings 4 adults

  1. peel, clean and chop your potatoes, garlic and celeriac, i like to slice into smaller pieces so they are easy to mash.
  2. cover with water and cook till softened (about 20 minutes).
  3. drain, add butter and cream, mash. add some salt and pepper to taste.

serving suggestion: even though this would be a wonderful addition to your thanksgiving meal, it also makes a wonderful side for guinness “stout” beef stew.


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