Root Vegetable Mash

I’ve been looking for a way to prepare the celeriac we picked up at the Farmer’s Market and I finally found a recipe I think I’m willing to try. It’s for a mashed potato dish they refer to as Root Vegetable Mash. I’m including the recipe as stated, but I will be leaving out the garlic.

Serves: 2 Prep:  10min |Cook: 20min |Total: 30min

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 pound celery root, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons 1% milk, warmed
  • 1/3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, cover the sweet potatoes, celery root, and garlic with water.
  2. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-high.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the celery root is very tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. Drain and return to the pan.
  6. With a potato masher, mash into a coarse puree.
  7. Add the milk, oil, and salt. Mash to blend.

via Root Vegetable Mash – Healthy Recipe Finder | Rodale.

Sweet Potato Chips

My wife Linda came home with a recipe for sweet potato chips. Since I liked the sweet potato fries I mentioned the other day, I decided to make them with our burgers tonight.

  • Slice the sweet potato very thin (we used a mandolin)
  • Microwave for 4 minutes and add time as needed.

The actual recipe called for 6 minutes, but that seemed to burn them a little. The unburnt ones were good though. I tried some with chili powder but that seemed to accelerate the cooking and they burnt much worse.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Until just this past year, I was strictly a traditional fry kind of guy. My wife’s friend told her about a sweet potato fries recipe. We decided to give it a try.

  • Cut sweet potatoes into relatively small wedges (they cook quicker)
  • Toss potatoes into a Zip-Lock bag with a small amount of olive oil
  • Add chili powder
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Shake bag around until all potatoes are evenly covered
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet evenly spaced
  • Cook for around 20 minutes, turning occasionally

To my surprise, they were really pretty good. This also kind of turned me on to using chili powder in other recipes. It’s always good to build on what you like.

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