Celeriac Mash with Dill Oil

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Celeriac Mash with Dill Oil


Adapted by Farmer Dave’s fromwww.acozykitchen.com

 

Celeriac Mash:
1-2 celeriac roots,  peeled and cubed
Salt
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 garlic cloves, peeled
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Salt

 

Dill Oil:
1 medium bunch of dill (1/2 ounce)
3/4 cup olive oil
Salt

 

1. Fill a medium pot with water and place it over moderately high heat; add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. Once it reaches a boil, add the celeriac and cook for 10 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, add the potatoes, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

 

2. While the celeriac and potato are cooking, make the dill oil. To a food processor, add the dill and olive oil; pulse until the dill is broken up into little bits. Transfer to a glass jar and allow to sit while you finish the celeriac mash.

 

3. After cooking for 20 minutes, the celeriac and potato should be tender when poked with a fork. Turn off the heat and drain the celeriac /potatoes in a colander and carefully add them to a food processor, along with the garlic cloves; pulse until smooth. Note: You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your food processor.

 

4. Add the pureed potato and celeriac back to the pot and turn the heat to low. Mix in the butter, cream, celery salt and pepper. The mixture should be thick and smooth(ish). Salt to taste. I ended up adding an additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

 

5. If you like (I did), run the dill oil through a small sieve, catching any dill leaves and discarding. The oil will be a pretty bright green. Add the celeriac mash to a bowl and pour the oil atop, along with a few fresh dill leaves. Serve immediately.