I was so happy to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Go-with-everything celery root purée, p 254) pop up! I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes, though Neil is not, so I was keen to try this and see what he thought (I knew I would like it!).
It’s a simple recipe, celery root, onion and a small amount of potato simmered in milk, strained and mashed with some butter. Its silky and smooth once mashed (I used both a food processor and an immersion blender, as I made it twice) and not at all sharp as raw celery root is (I like that but you don’t want a sharp flavour in a mash). I added some chives for colour.
I served it with the chicken apples and cream à la Normande from a couple of French Fridays ago (both at home and when I made it with Les Petits Chefs) and it wa perfect for soaking up the juices. I actually ate a fair bit of it just on its own. It’s THAT good.
I’ll be using this on top of shepherd’s pie the next time I make it for a unique spin on a classic. And Mr Neil even liked it so that means we get to eat mash in our house again! Hurrah!
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