By Tasty Tidbits on February 29, 2004
Photo by Bergy
Photo by Bergy
"This is our absolute favorite way of eating Rutabaga. Had it done this way in a Mennonite Restaurant in St. Jacobs, Ontario and I was hooked. Try it, you won't be disappointed! (Use your food processor for the grating to save time!)"
Serving Size: 1 (79 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Wow! This was SOOO good! What a nice change from 'boring old yellow turnips'. Added some onions, too. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!
**Just made it again - fried up some slab bacon & threw it in..... to die for - literally!"
"I adore this and DH likes it too. I do add some chopped onion, like a few others do, which I cut pretty small in the blender because grating it doesn't work very well. I think I use extra butter and have replaced it with olive oil before which was good as well. This is the first rutabaga recipe I've tried and I fell in love. Definitely will make this again."
"These are marvelous and buttery and very autumnal - but they do take a long time to cook and they do require a LARGE pan."
"I made this using just one large rutabaga and my husband and I are also hooked. I did use my food processor for the grating, which made it not only fast but much easier as well. The flavor was fantastic...kind of sweet with cabbage and turnip undertones. My sauteing time was about 15-20 minutes and I used sea salt and freshly grated black pepper. Great recipe for this neglected, but delicious, vegetable! Thanks MarieAlice :)"
" I apologize Marie Alice I made two mistakes - I covered the turnips to speed the cooking-the result was over cooked, very soft almost mushy turnip. You said use a LARGE pan I used a smaller one and the turnips were at least 4 deep. If I were rating this recipe the way I botched it it would be a 2 star, however the cook is at fault here not the recipe. I will make the recipe according to instructions and re write this review Sorry Marie Alice but perhaps this review will serve as a warning others to follow the instructions."
"My husband and I liked this a bunch! I had 3 small purple-topped turnips and didn't know what to do with them - this was easy and very tasty, even though I cut back a bit on the butter. Now I plan to add more turnips (and rutabegas!) to our meal."
"My father gave me 2 turnips that were given to him. I choose this recipe to make as a side when he came over for dinner. When I asked him if he wanted any, he said "Just a little. I don't like cooked turnips." When he finally got around it eating it, he said "that was really good!" Unfortunately, there was none left for him to have seconds. Everyone else gobbled them down. BTW: I used my food processor to shred (not chop) and it worked beautifully."
"I loved this! I had never cooked rutabaga and I had only eaten it as a part of roasted root vegetables. My large rutabaga gave me 5 shredded cups, and I cooked it in 3 tablespoons butter. I seasoned lightly with salt and pepper, and I used maple flakes--crystallized maple syrup--in place of the brown sugar."
"Simple and delicious! What more can I say, it was perfect for our weekday night meal :) With the food processer, prep took about 5 min."
"Love love love this! I used 1 small rutabega. The only way my family ever eats rutabega is mashed on Thanksgiving. But THIS is how I'll be making mine on holidays from now on."
"This is really wonderful. I made it about a year ago and forgot to review it. I am glad I found it again."
"WOW!! My toddler actually said, "I love rutabaga." Well, actually it was "rude-buggah" but I'm pretty sure she meant dinner. :) I used a mandolin slicer and it came out well. It didn't take too long to prepare. I put some chicken in the oven and then peeled, cut and started cooking the rutabaga, then put on some converted rice and everything finished all together. Thanks, Marie Alice!!"
"Second time I have made this...EXCELLENT..served with Hamburgers/Brown Gravy (32973) and Buttered Egg Noodles (11107), beef was home trimed and ground once from a piece of bottom round, the hardest part is grating the rutabaga....gave me something to do while the burgers cooked. The processor is too noisy and beats it's material to a pulp"
"I have to admit that I love turnips done this way....but I hate the peeling of the darn things! So I cheat...I buy frozen turnip. I know it might not be the same but this saves so much time. And the end result is terrific. The brown sugar and creamy butter add exactly what the turnip is missing....personality! This is the only way I have been serving turnip for years....and wouldn't change a thing! Thanks for posting this MarieAlice....it's a lovely recipe!"
"My DH and I both love rutabegas!! We eat them quite often! I have to say...just that little bit of brown sugar...these were fantastic! Thank you!"
"This is easy and delicious! I used rutabaga, enough for two good servings. Put it through the food processor as suggested, it cooked up in about 20 minutes, and I just went back to it several times to keep it stirred. Bergy's experience with this recipe was helpful, thanks for that posting too. "