The best time to buy celeriaciac is in September to April, when it tastes its best.With it’s nutty, celery like flavor, celeriac can be turned into a tasty mash that is ideal as a side dish and is a nice change from the more standard mashed potatoes or squash.
Step 1: For its size, look for celeriac that feels firm.
celeriac can be brown or discolored.
Step 2: There is a need to clean the celeriac.
Under running water, run the celeriac to remove dirt.
Step 3: There is a Peel.
Remove the top and bottom of the celeriac with a knife.To remove the tough outer skin, use a potato peeler.Put the celeriac into 12 inch pieces.About a quarter of the celeriac you have chopped up will be thrown away.
Step 4: The olive oil can be heated in a saucepan.
Add the chopped up celeriac, garlic, salt, and pepper when the olive oil starts to cook.Cook until the celeriac begins to change color.If you are using fresh or dried thyme, add it to the celeriac, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Step 5: Add water or stock to increase the heat.
The celeriac should be cooked for about 20 – 25 minutes.Once the celeriac is cooked, you should be able to pierce it with a fork.
Step 6: The celeriac needs to be drained through a strainer.
Return the celeriac to the pot.
Step 7: You can puree the celeriac with a stick blender.
The celeriac is smooth if there are no lumps.The blender will give you less of an arm workout, but you can use a masher for this step.
Step 8: Put the butter and heavy cream in a microwave proof bowl.
It takes 45 seconds for the butter to be melted.
Step 9: The cream and butter should be added to the celeriac.
If you want to combine the ingredients with the stick blender, use it for another minute or two.If you want to make a sweeter celeriac mash, add in a pinch of ground ginger.
Step 10: To taste the mash, season it.
Depending on your taste buds, it may need a bit more salt or pepper.Sprinkle a small amount of chopped parsley on the mash for some extra flavor and color.