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------------------
- 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).