I bought a rutabaga the other day, and I have NO CLUE what to do with it. I've never eaten a turnip, rutabaga, or any other vegetable even close to it. I'd love any tips on how to cook it, or a recipe would be awesome!
Oh gosh, yes, peel them. Usually when I get one in the local grocery stores, it's been covered with wax to seal & protect it. After peeling, I chop it up into small pieces & I steam them. But you can also toss the pieces in a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper & roast them. It's a wonderfully sweet vegetable. Sort of yellowy looking. I'd rather eat a rutabaga than a potato.
I mash here. Cut into cubes, boil for ages (30? Sweetykins' husband's mother does 40 and it will def be ready then), mash with a little milk, a knob of butter and ground black pepper. Very good with pork.
Last edited by silverbirch; 11-01-2010 at 03:45 AM.