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Celery Root and Potato Puree

This easy side dish is an impressively tasteful (and uncomplicated) addition to any holiday meal.

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  • Servings: 8
Celery Root and Potato Puree

Source: Everyday Food, December 2008

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds celery root (about 2 large), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Coarse salt

Directions

  1. Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Add celery root and potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Working in batches, transfer celery root, potatoes, half-and-half, and butter to a food processor; puree until smooth. Season with salt.

Cook's Note

To store, refrigerate, up to 1 day. Reheat in a heatproof bowl set over, not in, a pan of simmering water.

Reviews (1)

  • lww 28 Nov, 2014

    Made this last night. It was an interesting twist to the regular mashed potatoes. There was a strong celery flavor, and I don't love it or hate it. I'm glad I tried it, but will not make it again anytime soon. I used an immersion blender to purée the potatoes and celery root.

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