Recipe by Bergy
Turnips became popular in Ireland as human food during the great famine and have remained popular. I especially like this combination of turnip and onion. Easy and economical to serve. For my way of cooking this recipe has far too much butter & oil. I would use a "No OIl" spray for the onions and perhaps 1 tbsp of butter. _ I love butter and I love the flavor it gives but------------------
Top Review by Gay Gilmore
Oh the onions make it! I cut back on the butter (substantially -- gotta watch my fats), but I didn't miss it one bit with the sweet rutabagas. Why does something that look so bad taste so good? Excellent side dish, I'll do it again and again. Bergy, perfect!
- 2 lbs rutabagas, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
- fresh ground pepper
- 4 -8 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb onion, chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- finely chopped parsley
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat Olive oil in a heavy skillet add the onions, cook over low heat for approximately 45 minutes or until they are golden and caramelized.
- Meanwhile boil the rutabagas in salted water, cook until soft, drain and mash well then beat in the butter.
- Stir in the caramelized onions, taste and adjust seasoning.
- Serve piping hot (reheat in the oven if necessary).