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    Rurabaga receipes, What do I do with it?

    I was given some rutabaga and now don't know what to do with it...

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    First off, those suckers are hard! I use a large butcher knife and my kitchen hammer to slice right down the middle. Place the knife lengthwise across the rutabaga and where the knife tip extends beyond the rutabaga, tap that firmly with the hammer until the knife cuts all the way through. I then cut the halves into 1 inch slices. This makes the slices easy to peel with a peeling knife. After that I cut into 1 inch cubes and put them in a saucepan covered with water to boil. Once the cubes are soft, I drain and mash with butter.

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    you can use them in a number of ways. I like chunking them with with a roast, carrots, potatoes. You can use then in stews, veggie soup, mashed. A rutabaga is the "love child" of a cabbage & turnip star cross love affair
    Here I just entered the word rutubaga recipes .... and tada!!

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=rutabag...WLETSS&pc=WLEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    First off, those suckers are hard!.........
    Here's a hint .... zap in the microwave for a bit first.
    That will help to soften the beast and make your mutilation a little easier.

    If it has been waxed ... wrap in paper towels before zapping, so you don;t have a puddle of wax to deal with.




    To be Honest .... IMHO .... the best thing to do with rutabagas/turnips is to refuse them in the first place!
    And not to let them follow you home!!!!!!
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    First I scrub with a veggie brush! Then parboil enough to be able to peel. Then cut size I want. Drizzle a little oil and toss. drain oil off pop in oven on baking sheet about 325-350 for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes (check for doneness). Season to taste.

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    I do buy them to put in soup. Also have cooked...boil the heck out of them, then you can mash them like a potato.

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    I cut mine like Tartan...only I say a few choice words along the way. I steam the chunks along with some chopped carrots. When they're soft I mash them with cheese (aged cheddar) and maybe add an egg or some milk or both, pop them into a casserole dish & bake them for about 1/2 hour, yummy! That's how I taught myself to " like" the turnip family.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I cut mine like Tartan...only I say a few choice words along the way. I steam the chunks along with some chopped carrots. When they're soft I mash them with cheese (aged cheddar) and maybe add an egg or some milk or both, pop them into a casserole dish & bake them for about 1/2 hour, yummy! That's how I taught myself to " like" the turnip family.....
    Now you;re getting my attention .......... cheddar, carrots, eggs and milk ..... and more cheddar!
    So there is hope for turnip!
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    My mom use to cube them and fry them in butter with salt and pepper, they were the best!!! I don't know if she boiled them first but it makes sense that it would be the best way to do them before frying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalserMaryAnn View Post
    I was given some rutabaga and now don't know what to do with it...
    I peel mine then chop up like potatoes. Boil till soft like potatoes. Then mash with cooked carrots, butter and brown sugar salt and pepper. Everybody loves them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalserMaryAnn View Post
    I was given some rutabaga and now don't know what to do with it...
    I have the world's best rutabaga recipe you have ever tasted.
    Peel your rutabaga and then cut it into julienne strips, cook them til almost tender. Remove from stove and drain. Cool in fridge.

    Make a dressing -
    1/2C sugar
    1/2C Miracle Whip
    1/3C vinegar

    Blend together very well

    Chop up some onions and add to cooled rutabaga

    Mix in cooled dressing

    Refrigerate and serve.

    This recipe goes back to my grandmother from Sweden (they made their own "Miracle Whip" and it is served for sure on Thanksgiving, but start serving it when rutabagas come in.

    My husband liked it when I would cook it up, mash it, let it drain a bit and put on butter and salt and pepper. That is really good too.

    There's my rutabaga library. Enjoy! Edie
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    Rutabagas are one of the best vegies , I fry out several slices of gacon cut in small pieces. I peel the rutabagas and cut into small chunks and add to crispy fried bacon pieces, cover with water and boil til soft and water is cooked down til rutabagas are just moist. Best eating anywhere!!

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    Of course you add salt and pepper to taste.

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    Hobo stew.Carrots,onions,potatoes,burger or chicken,put in little foil package.Throw on The grill.Yummy.I add salt,pepper and a little butter.I put lots of rutabager in mine. Better than potatoes.The flavors all mingle .I need to make some but I have a roast on.

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    They also put them in pasties.
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