|The very delicious Go-with-everything Celery Root Puree|
This week, for French Friday, our recipe is Go-with-everything Celery Root Puree. I really wasn’t sure about this one. First of all, I had never eaten celery root. Secondly, celery root is one ugly vegetable. Dutifully, I went to the grocery store the day after our snow storm to buy my celery root. I wouldn’t think of sending my husband. He would take one look at that ugly root, and walk right by it! This recipe involves cutting up two medium celery roots, a medium russet potato, and an onion. Boil it all in a mixture of milk, water and salt. When tender, drain and puree in a food processor. Easy, yes! But, how would it taste? I loved this one, but my husband not so much. Although he likes celery, he prefers just plain mashed potatoes. To me, these were just like mashed potatoes, but lighter with a slight celery taste. Delicious!! I have a new found respect for this ugly root vegetable, and will try adding it to my soups and stews. I guess you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover!
Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table”. The recipe can also be seen here at Epicurious! To see what other Dorista’s thought of this recipe, check it out here.
|The not so pretty celery root|
|Chopping all the veggies|
|Simmering away till tender|
|I topped this with some butter, and fresh cracked black pepper along with some fresh thyme|
|I made a pork roast, and served it with my Go-with-everything Celery Root Puree…very nice!|