It’s been a busy few weeks and I am only now getting around to posting one of the December French Fridays with Dorie recipes, Go-With-Everything Celery Root Puree. I did actually make this one on schedule, but just couldn’t seem to get the darn thing posted while I was home for the holidays.
I’ve only discovered celery root in the last few years and I was a quick convert. I love potatoes, probably always will, but sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a bit and throw something different on the plate. Celery root is just so versatile and it plays nicely with so many mains. I paired it with some roast chicken and baby carrots and Dorie’s preparation was delicious.
It was also a recipe which proved that, even with the most simple and basic recipes, Dorie can still teach me something new. This is basically mashed celery root, which is based on the basic mashed potatoes recipe, which I have made millions of times before in my life. But I never once threw an onion into the boiling water to cook with the veggies and then mashed it all up together. Simple yet brilliant. One of those, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments.