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Easy Celery Root Puree

Don't be put off by a celery root's appearance; this vegetable, also called celeriac, will win you over with its creamy texture and mild celery flavor.

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  • Servings: 2

Source: Everyday Food, January 2007


  • 1 to 2 celery roots (about 3/4 pound total), peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon white rice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Place celery roots, rice, garlic, and milk in a medium saucepan; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until roots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes (milk may look curdled).

  2. Pour contents of pan into a food processor; add butter, and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce and Mushrooms.

Cook's Notes

Before cooking, trim top and bottom, then use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin.


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