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Instant Mash

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by gooner10, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. gooner10

    gooner10 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow sounds Delish. Must give it a go ;)
     
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  2. gooner10

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    Never heard of this stuff.Where do you buy it ? Any supermarket ?
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Swede - boil, mash, then add an egg and veges or just the egg, heat in a frying pan, then, if plain add grated cheese and put under the grill to brown the top.
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mashed swede with lots of butter & pepper mmmmm. or recently discovered big slices with a little olive oil and roasted
     
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  7. gooner10

    gooner10 · Well-Known Member

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    Guess what they had none !! Is it seasonal ?
     
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    jape Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is not a perfect substitute, but I use daikon as a substitute for potatoes in stews and soups.
     
  9. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac is available all year round but is at its best from September to April, most supermarkets sell it.
    ( My local co-op had no fresh food at all on Monday - HGV drivers?).
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac with lashings of butter and cream is a good winter comforter.
    So much nicer than SMASH although that's good if you are lacking teeth I suppose..
     
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  11. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Or if you are a Martian robot.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Swede and carrot mash with lots of butter is my favourite
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vegetables are hit and miss at the moment.
    Went to two branches of Lidl because the first didn't have any butternut squash.

    Waitrose usually has celeriac.
    If you get fed up with all the peeling and chopping you can also buy it pre-prepared and frozen in the Waitrose freezer section (if they have any in).
    A very rough calculation suggests that by the time you have chopped all the rind and Triffid bits off fresh celeriac the end cost is very similar to frozen.

    I boil it then use a stick blender to mash it up.
    Bit of olive oil, lot of salted butter.
    It freezes well.
     
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    Can it be cut into chips and frozen ?
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found that there was too much water in celeriac to make decent chips.
    One reason that they are low carbohydrate seems to be that they are mainly water.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I microwave celeriac chips for a couple of minutes before I cook them to drive off some of the water, which seems to help. They are not bad but rubbish compared with the potato wedges my wife makes for herself.
     
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  17. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I haven't tried chips, but roast carrot, Swede or parsnip is wonderful, so maybe celeriac would be good to? I use beef dripping for the roasting.
     
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    I have used celeriac and swede cut into chips or cubes and cooked in an air fryer but neither as mash I usually use cauliflower for mash flavoured with various spices and herbs with butter and cheese added.
     
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    Yes, but not quite in the same ball park as potato ones. Still an acceptable substitute though. Try playing around with spices and fats cooked in. I also freeze them ready cut... it takes quite a time to peel and cut a whole celeriac, so freezing in individual portions works for me
     
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    Yes celeriac is fine and is very low carb. :hungry:

    I mainly used celeriac to make chips when i first started low carbing, but haven't done this for a while due to problem with my hands. and I look now for stuff that's easier to prepare. Something I found that pleased me no end is Wiatrose's frozen diced celeriac - very handy for making little single portions.
     
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