A Smashed Side

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These would be a great side on any thanksgiving dinner table.  Celery Root can be peeled and then the gnarly little root bits cut out.  

Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

1 celery root, peeled and cut into large pieces

1 1/2 lb potatoes, peeled, halved

about a 1/4 cup milk

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1 - 2 tablespoons butter

In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add celery root.  Boil for 5 minutes and add potatoes.  Boil about 20-30 minutes, until very soft.  Strain and transfer to a large bowl.  Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.  Add milk. Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.