Called 'swedes' in the UK, and 'rutabaga' in the US, these root vegetables are delicious steamed, mashed, or baked. It's a somewhat sweet vegetable, delicious accompanying roasted meats; the water used to boil it adds something nice to gravies. In the garden, they can be left in the ground a long time after the cold sets in.
- Peel and cut up one rutabaga into small pieces. Boil until tender in lightly salted water.
- Drain and mash adding butter, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup milk or meat stock while the rutabagas are still hot.
- Adjust the recipe according to the size or quantity of rutabaga used. Some rutabagas are quite large!
This is a wonderful simple recipe! I skipped the butter and added just a splash of almond milk, along with some of the cooking water. Thanks for posting!
i had some left over rutabaga & parsnips that i needed to use. this was very good. my family loved it.