Whipped Potatoes with Celeriac

I was about to go to bed early tonight when I realized that I hadn’t made a blog post today. It’s been a pretty tiring Tuesday, not for any reason in particular other than having a toddler, really. Today she spent a lot of time fighting her naps, and when she wasn’t in her crib refusing to sleep, she was throwing herself around the living room, grumpily illustrating how badly she was in need of a nap. Now that she’s in bed, I can hear mine calling my name, and I’m about five minutes away from propping my eyes open with toothpicks like a cartoon character.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, I realized yesterday. It’s just over a week away, so it’s time to get down to brass tacks — the next few days, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite sides, which would be right at home on your Thanksgiving dinner table. Let’s start with the potatoes. Almost everyone loves mashed potatoes. Laden down with butter and cream, it’s not hard to see why. But you can make your decadent, buttery potatoes a little more nutritious and flavorful without cutting the good, bad stuff just by adding some celeriac, or celery root. I like the root better than the stalks, personally!

 

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Whipped Potatoes with Celeriac

  • 1 lb celeriac
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c. half & half
  • 1 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped

Peel and cube potatoes and celeriac — make sure to get all the gnarled bits off the celery root — and boil in a pot of unsalted water until softened. Drain immediately and pass through ricer or food mill back into the saucepan. Warm milk and butter separately, then add to potato and celeriac mixture, stirring until combined. Add parmesan cheese, then salt and pepper to your liking. Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with scallions (or chives, if you prefer.)

Fia Marquis

Fia Marquis is a home cook who enjoys gardening, creating recipes, collecting vintage Pyrex, cooking for herself and her husband, and trying to keep up with their toddler and three cats.

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