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November 9, 2009
6:03 AM

Post #7255132

The hearty vegetable soup is simply not the same without the addition of one or two of these hardy and nutritious vegetables. Likewise, stews and braised meats take on a richer flavour when swedes are added. They are also extremely easy to grow with few pests in our climate in South Australia.
Clearwater, FL

November 9, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #7255300

Does anyone have a receipe for soup with Rutabaga ?


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #7255696

I've just cubed them and added them to my regular vegetable soup. They are quite tasty and the flavor blends well with the other vegetables. You can also substitute rutabaga for butternut squash in recipes.
Howell, MI

November 9, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #7255757

My mother made a rutabaga casserole for Thanksgiving. She used the recipe in Beatrice Ojakangas Finnish Cookbook. The flavor was strong, but delicious when served with a meat dish.

(Lanttulaatikko) from the cookbook:

2 medium rutabagas, peeled and
diced (about 6 cups)
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons butter

Cook rutabagas until soft, about 20 minutes in salted water to cover. Drain and mash. Soak bread crumbs in the cream and stir in nutmeg, salt, and beaten eggs. Combine with mashed rutabagas. Turn into a buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole, dot the top with butter, and bake in a moderate oven 350 for an hour, until lightly browned on top. Serves 6-8.

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New Zealand

November 9, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #7257254

every year at the RSA where I work we have Haggis served with 'neeps & taties' on St. Andrews night & again on Burns.
To non Scots that is swede mashed with potato.
Perfect match for the haggis :)
And naturally washed down with a wee dram of whisky.
Until now I had no idea that they were also called rutabagas...
Learn something every day
Bingham Lake, MN

November 10, 2009
9:07 AM

Post #7259098

Like Melody says just through them in to the pot I have used them all my life. I use them in soup about 50% of the time .They are real good diced and boiled with a pat of butter and salt & peppered . One other way I will add before I leave . Slice thin or like a french fry and eat raw. Very good , nice and sweet. My brother used a hack saw to slice his Lol.
A great take along lunch snack as it won't discolor .
Curt :-)

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