Forget mashed potatoes! I was never a huge fan of swede, I usually find it quite bland if not rotten tasting, unless perhaps if mashed with carrots. I'm glad I've found a way to love this cheap and wholesome vegetable, great texture, great flavour and good enough to eat on its own. A can of stewed steak in gravy turns this into a cheap and nutritious simple meal for 2.
- Peel and cube the swede and boil for 40 minutes or so until completely tender.
- Drain and return to the dry pan and place over a low heat to allow the excess water to evaporate off.
- Mash in the pan with a little milk, a lot of butter, some salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
- You won't believe how good it is!