Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Potato and Celery Root Mash

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8

These are good. The celery root isn't overwhelming it just gives a new richer flavor. The consistency is perfect.

3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered (the peeling needed be perfect)
1 lb celery root, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
4 T unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 T chopped fresh chives

Place the potatoes and celery root in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. bring to a boil and add 2 t salt. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are very tender, 18 to 20 minutes. drain and return the vegetables to the pot.

Add the half-and-half, butter, 1 t salt, and 1/4 t pepper and mash to the desired consistency. sprinkle with the chives.

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