Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 to 8 (makes 6 cups)

This mixed root smash, more earthy and complex than mashed potatoes alone, was inspired by the overflowing winter CSA boxes that Piper Davis, co-owner and cuisine director at Grand Central Bakery in Portland and Seattle, got each week from Portland's 47th Avenue Farms. It's excellent with her Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel vegetables, rinse, and cut into 2-in. chunks. Put in a large saucepan with 1 tsp. salt and water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Return vegetables to pot with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, the butter, and cream. Mash (some lumps are okay). Season with salt to taste.

Grand Central Bakery, Portland and Seattle

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