Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This hearty Finnish side dish is similar to mashed potatoes, but with the special, earthy flavor of yellow turnips (lanttu). Lanttulaatikko is a favorite Christmas dish on Finnish holiday tables.
- 1 large turnip, peeled
- 1⁄8 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- salt & pepper
- Boil turnip till tender (15-20 minutes). Remove turnip and allow to cool.
- When cooled, mash turnip with potato masher or ricer in a medium bowl. Mix in all other ingredients.
- Put mixture in casserole dish and bake in oven at 325 degrees F for one hour. Casserole should be brown and fully cooked through.
- Note: in the USA, "yellow turnips" are sold as "rutabagas".
This dish is cooking in my oven now! I would not compare it to USA mashed potatoes, however I would compare to a sweet potatoe casarole served at Thanksgiving. It smells amazing and I can't wait to taste it to compare to American dish. Right now smells like it is going to be better! I was nervous because the turnip smells like what we know as a radish, which is an intense flavored root vegetable.