CSA Cooking: What to Do with Celeriac

I will admit, I was a little scared of this dirty, bumpy thing called celeriac.  I picked up this root vegetable from my local CSA the other week.  When I got home, I took a picture of it and posted it on Instagram.  To my surprise, two food blogger friends responded immediately to my post saying that it is one of their favorite things to cook with!

Celeriac Recipe @FoodMarriage

Jenn Sutherland from The Whole Kitchen recommended making it into a tasty slaw!  She shared her recipe for Celery Root and Apple Slaw.  While I didn’t make her recipe this time around, I am definitely saving it to make another day!  It looks delicious!  After thoroughly washing and peeling my celeriac, I found that it smelled exactly like celery.  This made me a little less scared of it.  The first thing I did was grate one of the smaller ones and added into a salad.  It was just like having celery in your salad but in a different form and texture!

Grated Celeriac in Salad Recipe @FoodMarriage

Since I still had more celeriac to use after making my salad, I decided to use an idea from another food blogger friend!  Emily from West of the Loop responded to my Instagram photo saying “Makes a delicious puree mixed with our favorite: potatoes!”  I love mashed potatoes, so I decided to do just that!  I used a 2 potato to 1 celeriac ratio, which made enough for about four servings.

Celeriac Mashed Potatoes Recipe @FoodMarriage

I’m definitely not scared of celeriac anymore after tasting the results of this recipe I created!

Celeriac Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

Celeriac Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 celeriac
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and peel your celeriac and potatoes.
  • Cut into cubes.
  • Bring two pots of water to a boil on the stove.
  • Put the potatoes in one pot and the celeriac in another (I separated it into two pots because I felt like the celeriac had to cook a little longer than the potatoes).
  • Boil until the potatoes are tender. Let the celeriac boil a little longer as it is a harder vegetable.
  • Drain the celeriac and place into a mixer bowl along with the butter.
  • Turn mixer on medium and start mashing the celeriac and butter. Once it looks well mashed, add in your potatoes and mix again until it is blended together.
  • Pour in your milk, blend again, and add a bit of salt and pepper to season.
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xoxo, Food Marriage

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