Celery Root Mash is a yummy side dish that will complement any dinner!
Alright! Now before you click away because this has the word “celery” in it, just stay with me for a minute here. I know so many people who don’t like celery, but rest assured, this is something different.
What is Celery Root?
Celery root, also called celeriac, is the below-the-ground part of a celery plant. It looks like other bulbous root veggies such as turnip (swede).
What Does Celery Root Taste Like?
When roasted, it takes on a mildly sweet flavor. It’s also very tasty in braised dishes and stews, but tonight I decided to turn this one into a simple but incredibly flavorful – mash based on a Jaimie Oliver recipe.
You’ll make a fragrant, herbed broth and then steam the celery root in it. When it’s tender, simply mash the celery root up until it’s your desired smoothness.
Celery Root Mash
Celery Root Mash is a yummy side dish that will complement any dinner! When roasted, it takes on a mildly sweet flavor.
- 1 celery root celeriac
- 1 garlic clove smashed
- 2 tsp dried sage or 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
- Coconut oil or fat of choice
- 2 Tbsp coconut cream or coconut butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and dice the celery root into equal-sized pieces. They don’t have to be perfect, but evenly-diced cubes will cook more evenly.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the celery root in a spoonful of coconut oil. Season with the sage (or thyme) and salt & pepper.
Once the pieces are browned, add the garlic and stock (or water). Put a lid on the skillet and steam the celery root on medium-low heat until cooked through, about 15-20 more minutes. Check to make sure the veggies aren’t getting too dried out and add a bit more water if necessary.
Add the coconut cream and mash the celery root to the desired consistency. I left mine a bit chunky. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.