Clapshot (Potatoes, Carrots & Rutabaga)

"This is a very intriguing dish. The flavours blend so well it is hard to identify any one of the componants; instead it seems like some new, mysterious veggie."
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  • Peel the rutabaga and cut it in thin slices.
  • Put it in a large pot with plenty of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, peel the carrots and cut them in thick slices.
  • When the rutabaga has been cooking for about 10 minutes, add the carrots.
  • Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, and cut them into large chunks.
  • When the rutabaga has been cooking for 20 minutes (total) add the potatoes, and cook for about another 20 minutes.
  • When all the vegetables are tender, drain them and mash them with the butter, salt and pepper.
  • These are delicious mashed somewhat coarsely and served as-is.
  • You can also purée them very well, beat in the egg, and turn them into a buttered casserole dish, then bake them until lightly toasted on top.

Questions & Replies

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  1. john g.
    If I was to add jicama and long would they take? Should I add with the turnip or the carrot. Thanks for a great recipe.


  1. Maxine B.
    Soooo good! When I serve it, people think it tastes like the best mashed potatoes ever. Followed instructions exactly and you won't be disappointed. One of my favorite recipes.
  2. Lucky in Bayview
    Nice mash! I had to use turnips. Great directions, everything was done at just the right time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. joop
    Easy and tasty. Added a teaspoon of minced garlic at the end because we love everything garlicky here. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!
  4. phoff398
    This was the best mashed recipe I have made. The flavors blend together so well. I usually add extra butter on my plate to mashed anything, but this doesn't need it. Followed the recipe to a tee. Wouldn't change a thing. Partially mashed was perfect. Thanks so much for this recipe.
  5. callmeicarus
    We added some pepper jack cheese to the mash, then sprinkled the top with green onions and crumbles of bacon. Like mashed potatoes except so much better!


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