I am on a bit of a healthy eating kick, and celeriac mash is what I’ve replaced my potatoes with. I’m not a huge spud fan but I think I was in a bit of a potatoe rut and because they are so easy (and versatile) it was easy to keep going back to it. However, I have now decided to cut out the potatoes and with great success but I have had to come up with alternatives that still give me the same the satisfaction. It’s a little sweeter, less starchy and I think needs more work to get a great flavour out of it but if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen experimenting this lump of veg can handle it. I like to add some chilli flakes in too but the girls don’t appreciate that too much, but if you like a bit of heat then it really works in this dish.
1 big Celeriac or two small ones
3 Smashed Cloves of Garlic
Other mixed herbs to taste
Prep your celeriac, for this trim the bottom off so it is flat. Place the flat side on a sturdy chopping board, and with a sharp knife take the rest of the skin off.
Once you have done that, chop up the celeriac ready to put in the pan.
Smash some garlic, and put that in the pan with your celeriac and a pinch of salt. The same as potatoes, boil/simmer till they are soft enough to put a fork in.
Once the celeriac is soft, remove from heat and drain. Pop them back in the pan and mash like you would your normal potatoes. Add herbs to taste, you can even add a bit of butter or a touch of cream for a creamier consistency.
Serve your Celeriac and Garlic Mash with spring greens & a nice piece of steak.