Braised Beef with Celery Root Mashed Potatoes: Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

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By David Tanis

Published 2008

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Mashed potatoes have become a medium for any number of trendy ingredients, but this pairing is classic and mutually beneficial: celery root sweetens the potatoes, while the potatoes render the celery root creamier.


  • 1 celery root, about 1 pound
  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold or other medium starchy potatoes


Peel the celery root and cut into ½-inch slices. Peel the potatoes and cut into 2-inch chunks. Put both in a large heavy-bottomed pot and cover with cold water. The celery root and potatoes can stand at room temperature until ready to cook; start cooking about an hour before serving.

Add salt to the water, bring to a boil, and boil the vegetables briskly for 15 to 20 minutes, until the