Celeriac & Carmelised Red Onion Mash

Carmelised onions are like vegetable candy

Carmelised onions are like vegetable candy

Don’t be fooled – celeriac mash may look a lot like it’s common cousin, potato mash, but the taste is completely different.

The flavour’s a lot like celery (a little spicy and peppery), which is hardly a surprise given that celeriac is celery root.

the secret to good onions is to cook them for a loooong time...that and balsamic vinegar

the secret to good onions is to cook them for a loooong time

And that’s why pairing it with the sweetness of carmelised red onions works so well.

Stir in your healthy fats with a generous tbsp of butter and you’ve a side dish made in heaven…or my kitchen which, in my humble opinion, is pretty heavenly.

Celeriac & Carmelised Red Onion Mash (serves 2)

  • 1 celeraic root, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt
  1. Heat a tbsp of butter and the EVOO in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the onions and turn the heat to low.
  2. Fry the onions for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the vinegar and a generous pinch of salt. Fry for 25 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the celeriac to a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes until soft.
  4. Drain, season well and add a tbsp of butter and the sour cream if using. Mash well until smooth.
  5. Stir the carmelised onions through the mash and serve immediately.

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7 thoughts on “Celeriac & Carmelised Red Onion Mash

  1. not too sure what celeriac looks like but this dish looks awesome!! I am obsessed with caramelizing red onions in balsamic vinegar. that would be so good on top of this.

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