Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is from "The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas". I made the entire "Swedish Winter Feast" for a past Christmas and it was wonderful! I'll post the other recipes next. The whole meal is: Swedish Corned Pork Roast, Swedish Sauerkraut, Swedish Green Split Peas with Bacon, Mashed Rutabaga, Turnip, and Potato & Sweet and Hot Mustard, served with Rye Bread. I expected not to like anything and ended up LOVING everything!
- 1 3⁄4 lbs rutabagas, peeled and quartered
- 1 1⁄2 lbs turnips, peeled and quartered
- 1 lb russet potato, peeled and quartered
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted (1/2 a cube)
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Place the rutabaga in a 6 quart pot with ample water and a pinch of salt. Boil for 15 minutes.
- Add the turnips and potatoes and boil 15 minutes more, until all the vegetables are tender.
- Drain well.
- Mash the vegetables with the remaining ingredients. (I do it right in the pot.) You can also use an immersion blender to puree them.
This is quite good. I had more turnip than rutabaga, so I ended up reversing those proportions. I also used soy cream rather than whipping cream. I think those changes worked out well. This dish is a really nice alternative to mashed potatoes. It's got a bit of a different texture and is waterier, but has a nice, mild bite. We had it with cranberry sauce and think it would go well with gravy too.
It's yummy. I made half the recipe. I used whole milk instead of whipping cream. Thanks Engrossed. Made for I recommend tag.
One of my family's favorite root vegetables dishes. I make this often, just never knew there was a name for it. Made for ZWT4