celery root puree

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.

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9 Responses to celery root puree

  1. dulceshome says:

    Your dinner looks delicious! When I first made this, I kind of thought “just ok”, but then realized it was more about what I had it with and really enjoyed the leftovers. Nice when Dorie helps us out of our habits! (Like you, tricky to get everything done over the holidays).

  2. Wasn’t this gorgeous and silky? I am making it again today to pair with roast chicken πŸ™‚

  3. Cher says:

    We all enjoyed this one – so simple, but again another “why didn’t I think of it moment”
    Looks good!

  4. I skipped this recipe, but it seems to have gotten the attention of a lot of Doristas. I’ll have to give it a try.

  5. Alice says:

    I think we have all had a few of those “now why didn’t I think of that?” moments along the way with FFWD! πŸ™‚ Great presentation!

  6. This was my first time cooking celery root…and I enjoyed it, too!

  7. Diane Balch says:

    You described my feelings exactly when I I decided not to put in the tomato. You really aught to try it again without the tomato it is delicious.

  8. susanelester says:

    I’m glad to hear how much you liked this – I haven’t tried it yet.

    Rose, I didn’t want to tell you why I’d been absent, since you recently lost your kitty, but now that everything is okay, I feel better telling you. Our Braveheart had bone cancer and we were afraid we were going to lose him. We were encouraged to amputate his leg (rear left) with assurances that he would be up and about in just a couple of days and we could eventually get him back. it was impossible to believe because he was just hiding in the closet and wasting away. But, 6 weeks post-surgery, he is running up & down the stairs, going outside, and being as silly as ever! I had no idea cats were so resillient and am happy we all made it through.

    Enjoy your week!

    • Susan, I’m so happy to hear that Braveheart is feeling better. I imagine that you were quite worried about him. Almost half a year later, I still haven’t gotten completely used to my stalker being gone. I’ll hear a noise from another room in the apartment and my first thought is, “what’s that darn cat gotten into now”.

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