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Not the healthiest but a couple times a year it’s pure heaven!! My dad always made “yellow turnip” for Thanksgiving, & I’ve continued the tradition. Return it to the pot. Thanks so much for stopping by. The great thing about Irish turnips is not only how easily they’re cooked but also the variety of meals they can be added to. Rutabaga is a very popular vegetable in Ireland, but the name is never used by the Irish to describe this favorite side for a chicken roast, ham or bacon dinner. All the best, and thanks for stopping by. I usually just mash mine, but I’ve had it puréed in a restaurant and it was delicious. “We always run out of rutabagas at Thanksgiving,” the produce manager explained. And, I do eat it several times throughout the year. Róisín is a cat lover who is also a freelance writer and regular contributor to our site. , Have a lovely time in Ireland. Cut through the middle separating it into two equal halves. I’m going to make French fries with it. Possibly one of the most common meals with Irish turnips is mashed potatoes, sausages and gravy but every Irish family has their own unique dish. I think many Irish grannies added bacon fat to their turnips. All the best, For most people turnips are usually added to a meal that includes potatoes, something like the bacon and cabbage recipe or even mashed potatoes. They’re becoming a staple in the Keto loving community, with many Keto lovers using them as a replacement for potatoes. It makes me wonder if I’m the only one buying them. Lovely to hear you enjoy Brussels sprouts frequently too. Hi Eileen – Lovely to hear cooking turnips yesterday brought back fond memories of your Irish Nana. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Here you’ll find a quick list of what you’ll need for this recipe. But no matter which recipe you choose, the first step to cooking with rutabaga, involves peeling it. I believe it’s never too late to explore your Irish cultural heritage and celebrate your ancestors’ spiritual legacy. 6 ingredients. I make a delicious carrot and rutabaga soup which you might enjoy. As I cooked them yesterday, i smelled the turnips boiling and was transported to 7 year old me, cooking in the kitchen with my Nana. One of my favorite ways to eat it is with boiled pork and sauerkraut as a side. If you microwaved your rutabaga when peeling it, the cooking time will be a little shorter. It has been years since I have eaten it. I know it’s not a traditional vegetable for Americans to serve, but a turnip tale links it to this holiday for me. Add the diced rutabaga to a medium saucepan and cover it with cold water. Also check our Sweet potato fries. In medium saucepan, place potatoes and turnip in 1 inch water. Today’s post and recipe tutorial is all about how to cook this popular side dish – Irish carrot and parsnip mash. Here’s a link for my Irish style cabbage… All the best, and thanks for stopping by. Mairéad. Happy Thanksgiving cooking to all, and thanks for following my recipes and ramblings. Turnips are one of those very versatile vegetables and in Ireland, it is cooked in a variety of ways from just boiled and mashed with a big lump of creamy golden Irish butter melting on top. Bring them to a boil and cook until soft – about 35 minutes or so. Your email address will not be published. Today I will solve that problem of how to prepare a rutabaga for cooking, with a short synopsis of my more in-depth tutorial on how to peel and cut a rutabaga. These smaller, white fleshed roots are very popular in southern American cooking, and provide us with that ever so southern staple, their famous turnip greens. It went right to the core of me! Required fields are marked *. Turn each half onto its flat side, then cut it into 1/2 inch thick semi-circles. Living in the southeast USA, we have rutabagas in our grocery stores, on our mom and pop buffets and in our grandmothers’ kitchens. All the best, Frying off the excess moisture in a bacon infused pan is a great idea. How to make mashed turnips … It was delicious. The Irish call this root vegetable a turnip. So nice to read a little history on the turnips a Thanksgiving staple on our family table since I was a child, I didn’t like the taste as a child, fast forward after giving birth 39 years ago, turnips have become one of my favorite vegetables along with brussel sprouts which I am happy to say have been a weekly staple on my table and not just brought out for Thanksgiving. Hi Eric – I too am always amazed at how cashiers never seem to know what a rutabaga is. “It’s the one time of year they are in demand.”. Thanks for stopping by to join our discussion about all things rutabaga and turnip. How To Roast Potatoes Irish Or English Style ». 2 cloves garlic, crushed. I must try the sour cream idea. Drain the boiling water once the rutabaga is cooked. Hi Denise – What a great idea to cook so many rutabagas together and then save the extras by freezing them. Thanks. I have tried others and they just don’t taste the same .They don’t have the richness that makes the turnips taste so rich for what would have been seed as a poor crop, Hi Patricia – I second that with regards to Kerrygold butter. I didn’t grow up eating brown sugar sweetened turnips so I’m going to make this step optional. All Rights Reserved. Mairéad, don’t forget the best butter to use is Kerrygold . Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Sour cream flavor compliments the sweet yet tangy taste of the rutabagas. Best wishes, I love two nice, big mounds of rutabaga mash on my plate. Not sure how itll turn out so just in case I’m making plenty of other stuff , Hi Marissa – I hope you enjoyed your rutabaga fries and thanks for letting me know this veggie of my childhood is keto friendly. That’s the hardest part of preparing this awesome vegetable. Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Drain and add butter. Also a local Irish restaurant features mashed turnips and carrots. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes until the rutabaga is fork tender. If you wish to limit how much butter you use, you can omit butter and increase the amount of sour cream used instead of using butter. People grow turnip greens by the half acre, and eat the turnips cooked as well as the leaves. I’m going to try your method to cut them up this holiday. All the best, There are many ways to cook turnips or rutabagas. Here you’ll find step-by-step photographic instructions to help you recreate this recipe successfully. We grew up with this baby (Swede in Brit) and no one I knew at the time, in the US, knew what I was talking about. I’m giving the ol’ root vegetable a whirl tonight. This post may contain affiliate sales links. So be prepared to advise the checkout person that the vegetable they are weighing and scanning is a rutabaga. Family recipe tip: Gram used to use the leftover bacon grease from breakfast that morning to include in the turnips when mashing! Cook in a saucepan in salted water until very tender. Irish American Dad fancied a scoop of mashed turnip instead of an overly-sweet, sweet potato casserole that year. Serve hot as a vegetable side dish for dinner. All the best, and thanks for stopping by. All the best, Delicious!!!!!!!!!! Despite resembling a moving mountain at this point in my pregnancy, I dutifully waddled to the grocery store, plonked my colossal self into a motorized cart,  and sped through the vegetable aisles, never dreaming there might be a shortage of rutabagas. Mairéad, Thank You for all the recipes. Now small little white turnips are technically called Brassica rapa. It was always served for holiday meals. I was introduced to turnip greens in Florida, and continued to enjoy them in Texas and Kentucky. Using a paring knife rather than a scraping peeler is best. Happy Thanksgiving! "I created this recipe after tasting the best mashed potatoes I had ever had, in Dublin, Ireland. Mom was from Cavan, not far from Swanlinbar, so I learned to cook this from her. She suggested we have Irish mashed turnips with our turkey that year, since serving rutabaga at Thanksgiving had become a personal tradition for her over the years. Hi Evelyn – I agree that folks don’t know what they’re missing if they don’t give rutabagas a try. Hi Liam – Thanks for sharing your turnip or rutabaga cooking tips. She was born in Ireland, but has lived in America for over fifty years. Here’s my traditional recipe, handed down from my mother, and her mother before her. In the last 15 ... cooking, add the turnips, cabbage, salt, and pepper. Mairéad, Thanks for checking out this recipe, Ana. Thanks for stopping by to check out this recipe. There you can choose the measurement system that works best for you. Never saw cabbage cooked over there like it usually is here. All the best, All the best, I grew up eating rutabaga (Swedish dad/Irish mom) and I still cook them fairly often. I use a wide peeler to peel the rutabaga intact, then I slice it. Hi Ed – My father, who grew up in County Cork, also says that swedes, or turnips as we say in Ireland, were fed to the cattle during the winter. I have Irish roots so it’s no wonder that I was salivating while this vegetable was cooking. Cook the turnips for approx 5 – 10 minutes or until golden colour. American rutabagss, Irish yellow turnips and British swedes all belong to the Brassica napobrassica family of plants. He rose to the challenge, searching high and low, from grocery store to fresh fruit market, along the turnip trail. Put them in a pan of cold salted water, cover, and bring to a boil. Mairéad, I am in Ireland right now. Making mashed turnips is honestly just as easy as making mashed potatoes – the method is basically the same. When picking one in the grocery store, I try to find one with a flat bottom end. Check out the printable recipe at the bottom of this post for US and Metric equivalent versions of the recipe. It is a bulbous root vegetable with a purple hued outer skin covering a dense inner yellow core. November 14, 2012 by Irish American Mom 298 Comments. This method is much easier than trying to peel a rutabaga with a potato peeler – really a mission impossible. Like potatoes, the turnips are cheap to purchase, easy to make and can be added to a variety of meals. Served hot, as a side for roast turkey dinner, mashed rutabagas are simply delicious. Recipe by Irish American Mom - Irish Culture, Heritage and Recipes Blog. I hope they don’t have to throw any rutabagas away because they spoil before getting bought. Raw rutabaga is good in a salad-cut in thin stick shapes. Today we’re going to be boiling our turnip or rutabaga using the tried and trusted cooking method of most Irish cooks. I grew excited when I saw a pork dish on the menu with a side of rutabaga puree. Thanks ! Mairéad. Hi Lois – I have heard that turnips and rutabagas feature frequently in southern cooking. They’re a taste of my Irish childhood. They are delicious, for sure, in a roasted vegetable medley. When I was close to seven months pregnant with triplets, my aunt visited for Thanksgiving. Now, thanks to you, I am sure I was told as a kid that it was turnip and never knew what rutabaga was until my sister made it for Christmas. I also use it in stew and among piles of oven roasted vegetables. It makes it much easier to balance to make that first cut through the hard inner core. Halloween Traditions in Ireland (Samhain), How To Make A Hot Toddy (Irish Whiskey Punch). 83. Step 1 Peel and cube the turnip. How wonderful to have rutabaga in your freezer ready for cooking throughout the winter months. Come on down and we’ll eat a “mess” of some good cooked rutabagas! Also we have a great Colcannon recipe, an Irish style potato mash. We love the turnips and have them frequently during the winter months. It’s lovely to hear that your Irish grandmother continued the tradition of mashed turnip in your family. Hi Deb – I didn’t mind turnip as a child, but I detested parsnips. Mairéad, My grandmother boiled a carrot and a med sized potato with the turnip, mashed it all together, add salt, pepper, several pats of butter to taste and 1 tab of brown sugar, yum, Hi Nancy – That sounds like a yummy combination. Mairéad. Hi Pam – I’ve never tried sauerkraut with turnip, but it sounds like a perfect match. © Copyright 2011-2020, Irish American Mom. Today i shall enjoy my leftover mashed turnip with the other leftovers! Boil the turnips until cooked, then strain and mash them. Boil carrots and rutabaga together until just soft. Serves six. Smash together using either a potato masher or food processor until it looks like a puree. Once I dined at a fancy restaurant in New Jersey. I enjoyed the story about your aunt. Like you, I love the added flavor of bacon grease in my turnips. It takes quite a long time to boil this tough little vegetable. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you and yours too. And I totally agree with you about butter – it’s a simple addition but takes rutabaga to a whole new level of excellence. Use a paring knife to remove the outer skin. I was diagnosed with Diabetes and my usual dietary needs was to be changed if I wish to get healthier with less carbs. Place the cubed turnips into a large pot of salted water and cook for approx 20 minutes or until tender. If you are in search for an easy potato recipes, try adding turnips to your mash. Best wishes, 1 Rutabaga, medium. Remove the basket from the pan and slide the carrots and parsnips into a food processor fitted with … Mairéad. I pretty much follow your recipe for cooking. Not only do they taste great, they’re good for you too. Very easy to grow and one packet of seeds will last 5-10 years. When done, put in serving bowl and crumble the cooked bacon across it. If the pot boils dry the smell of burnt rutabaga is horrible. I think very few Americans buy rutabagas, probably because they simply don’t know how to cook them. Irish butter is so much better than any American brands. I’ve always had difficulty peeling & cutting it, so I look forward to using your method this year. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used. hanks for following my recipes and ramblings. Simply delicious! Joan,Marion and Marilyn. The added sweetness from the butter and a good … Rutabags or Irish turnips may not be on everyone’s menu, nor be to everyone’s taste. Here are some more recipes and ramblings you might enjoy…. Last updated March 2, 2020. IRISH BOILED DINNER. For most people turnips are usually added to a meal that includes potatoes, something like the bacon and cabbage recipe or even mashed potatoes. ☘️☘️☘️. Mairéad, Turnip blitized to a puree real butter salt and white pepper a must, Hi Valerie- Thanks for letting us know how you like to blitz your rutabaga to a purée. Just had Irish Turnip for lunch with grilled salmon. Baking & Spices. Mairéad Possibly one of the most common meals with Irish turnips is mashed potatoes, sausages and gravy but every Irish family has their own unique dish. Hi Karly – thanks for sharing your tips for growing rutabaga from seeds. Another tip to sweeten the rutabaga is to add a few teaspoons of brown sugar at this stage. Quarter the potatoes with a sharp knife, then place the potatoes in a pot that fits them comfortably. Back in the day my mom ate rutabagas out of a can and they were so good but since having my own family now i like to get fresh rutabagas and turnips to prepare as a mash. Mairéad, Your email address will not be published. Do you know how to avoid the denser, woody part of the root? Best wishes, Mairéad. Add the turnip and carrot to a large stock pot and add enough water to cover the vegetables. I just bought eleven of them, which I will mash up for our feast. Use a potato masher to break it up. All the best, I’ve noticed sometimes that I find “woody” pieces of rutabaga in the pot when I cook them. Learn how your comment data is processed. Thanks so much for this tasty tip. Season with salt and white pepper. The English call it a swede, and in Scotland it is often called a neep. Lo and behold there wasn’t a single rutabaga to be had. Mashed & Gravy Boiled Parslied Oven Roasted Island Mashed* Garlic Mashed AuGratin Scalloped Mashed/Cheddar & Bacon* VEGETABLES Green Bean Almondine Green Bean w/Bacon & Onion* Baked Beans Vegetable Medley Broccoli AuGratin* Peas & Pearl Onions Niblet Corn Baby Carrots with Dill * Add .50 per person Salt and pepper. As someone else commented the cashier often has no idea what it is. Each semi-circle usually yields nine cubes by cutting 3 vertical slices and then three more perpendicular slices. When I cook cabbage I wrap some bacon strips and peppercorns in a cabbage leaf to add flavor to the water I use for boiling it. Add the diced rutabaga to a medium saucepan and cover it with cold water. Folks just don’t know what they are missing if they don’t try your nice recipe. Mairéad. In my 60s I learned I like rutabaga a lot more than I liked mashed turnip as a kid.I finally know the difference! Mairéad. I love turnips. What a claim to fame! Drain the boiling water once the rutabaga is cooked. Mash the rutabaga well together to make sure the melted butter is thoroughly mixed through. Ingredients for Carrot and Parsnip Mash… Enjoy your leftovers today, and thanks for stopping by. Throw away the first and last piece which are covered in thicker skin. And for special dinners like Christmas and Thanksgiving we love to serve roast potatoes, with our turnips or rutabagas. I must be honest, i haven’t followed your recipe yet, but I WILL! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my recipe. Meanwhile put the butter into a medium sized pot; it needs to be bigger than you think otherwise it will overflow. Then turn it upside down and repeat for another 5 minutes. After the turnip was mashed (as you said, this leaves a texture some prefer), we fried a few slices of bacon in a pan until crispy, removed the bacon, and then added the mashed turnip. Turnips, from 'Annals of the Famine in Ireland, in 1847, 1848, and 1849', by Asenath Nicholson, 1851 Hi Bill – I think the woody problem is that the skin is thicker than it appears at first. Now I know I have to look for RUTABAGAS at the store and you have taught me how to make it for myself. Mairéad. He always changed the water in the pot half way thru cooking, saying it made it less gas He also added a spoon of sugar when mashing (probably due to his German heritage.) If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Some people like to microwave the rutabaga before peeling it to make the whole process easier. I love all your tips for including rutabaga in your diet. Simmer until very tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure you add plenty of water though. Creamy and delicious these mashed vegetables are perfect for the thanksgiving table or a weeknight dinner. Serve with yellow mustard! Peel and cube the rutabaga. Rich and creamy, it adds so much to side dishes like this one. Yesterday, i had to have my traditional Irish turnips for the Thanksgiving meal. Add the sour cream, if using, and mix through the rutabaga mash. Wishing you every success as you transform your diet to help stay healthy and keep your diabetes under control. Boiled and mashed rutabaga is a favorite vegetable side in Ireland. All the best, Mairéad. The term rutabaga comes from the Swedish word “rotabagge”. Best wishes, I grow 10 rutabaga seeds each year, I get about 8 usable swedes. All the best, Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes until the rutabaga is … Prick the rutabaga skin in several places with a skewer. There are plenty of tips included along the way. Happy travels, In the south of England, the larger, yellow vegetables are called swedes, possibly because they developed in Scandinavia as a cross between turnip and cabbage. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Add the brown sugar, if using, and mix through the rutabaga mash. I will mash the turnip and blend it in with mashed potatoes. Hi Eileen – Whatever we call these veggies, turnips or rutabagas or swedes, these roots are definitely part of our Irish roots. My father from Strabane told me the turnips were primarily fed to the cattle. Add half a teaspoon of salt and, over medium-high heat, cook the vegetables until fork … However, things are beginning to change in the American rutabaga world. Parboiling and freezing your fresh rutabaga harvest is a great idea. The turnips i dice and cook along with a combination of turnip and mustard greens. Mairéad. The Divine Comedy is one of Ireland’s most respected indie-pop bands. It didn’t fill a hole in my tooth. This greatly reduces the necessary cooking time. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool before slicing it in half as directed above. My mother from Donegal (nee McElchar) taught me to cook the swedes in a pressure cooker. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. He always fried 2 or 3 slices of bacon per rutabaga & sauted about 1/3 cup of diced onion in the bacon grease then added the cooked rutabaga along with the bacon bits, salt & pepper. This is not a favorite of my children. They’re delicious with Irish style fluffy mashed potatoes, which are made with floury potatoes and are less creamy than American style mash. They probably fall firmly into either the ‘totally love it’ or ‘completely hate it’ category for nearly everyone. A couple of years ago I made a winter vegetable recipe that used turnips, and I was surprised to find that they were long and white when I thought turnip was orange. Mashed potatoes were actually the first food I ate my Irish grandma started feeding me them around two months old. Cook it on the high microwave setting for 5 minutes. But he still loved mashed turnips and potatoes for his dinner. I will laugh and think of this website every time rutabaga is mentioned, but I will call it “turnip” in honor of my Irish heritage. I serve it every Thanksgiving. This lightened version is a mixture … Season with salt and white pepper and mash again. Another mashed root vegetable loved by the Irish is mashed rutabaga or turnip, as we say in the Emerald Isle. Now I can’t get enough of both vegetables. Another popular meal in Ireland is made from turnips. ), Hi Erin – Many thanks for checking out my recipe and ramblings about turnips. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. Farm Fresh Feasts: Make Ahead Irish Mashed Potato Casserole Hi Dugene – It’s lovely to hear you have rediscovered the swede or rutabaga. Another time, my sister served “Mom’s” rutabagas for Christmas dinner. I found another recipe which told me to cube it, steam (or par-boil boil it) and then finish it on the stove sauteed with onion, garlic, salt and pepper and curry powder. Time 1 hour Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times This is inspired by colcannon, an Irish mix of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. I cook them just like your recipe. Avocado butter in mashed rutabaga sounds wonderful. “What’s this called,” comes the inevitable question. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, You may be on to something about how Irish immigrants may have brought their love of this veg to the south. Such a pleasure to have found your website. ... MASHED TURNIPS & POTATOES. My Irish grandmother always served “mashed turnip”, even bi-weekly. Wrap it in damp paper towels and place it in a microwavable dish. I use the same recipe as yours, however, my very Irish Nana added a litlle bacon fat instead of sour cream. Most Irish people use white pepper since we don’t like black flecks through mashed turnip. Boiled and mashed rutabaga is a favorite vegetable side in Ireland. Using a large frying pan melt the butter in the pan and then add the cubed turnips. Mairéad. Believe me – I know from experience. No one I’ve served rutabaga has ever had it before which seems a bit odd as every supermarket or green grocery I’ve ever been in (Chicago-land) has rutabaga for sale. You’ll want to cut the ends off as well. Best wishes, Skilled frontman, Neil Hannon, indisputable talent for writing, arcane and witty personality, and his…, COPYRIGHT 2019 YourIrish.com | Made in Ireland. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy Thanksgivng. I parboil and freeze in bags for winter. And so that year we gave thanks, for one man’s perseverance in his quest to deliver a Thanksgiving rutabaga. As Ireland has a wet climate it’s the perfect place for growing turnips which is popular in the farming industry. Next cut each piece into one inch cubes. https://www.irishamericanmom.com/how-to-cook-cabbage-irish-style/ The most difficult and dangerous part of this process is cutting up the rutabaga. Maybe it was the Irish settlers that brought it, since we have a lot of Irish immigrants to this area. Use a potato masher to break it up. Why exactly is not clear. It adds an extra layer of deliciousness. 1 pint milk, as creamy as possible. - … Drain then mash with the butter or margarine, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. My thoughts turn to rutabagas with Thanksgiving approaching. Mairéad, These vegetables are becoming a staple in the keto world… many use them as a replacement to potatoes. 300g grated cheese (mature cheddar, Coolea, Gruyère) Peel your tunips and cut them into small chunks. So I Just boiled some, mashed with Avocado Butter. Produce. Sp happy to find this article and the Irish root of this side dish (pun intended). I never knew they had Irish roots, though. In Ireland, this favorite Thanksgiving vegetable is called a turnip. Oh how disappointed I was when all I got was a yellow squiggle of rutabaga on my plate. Or chopped into cubes and added to an Irish Stew, it adds that lovely earthy taste. I’m now a lover of this strange looking, beautiful vegetable. Read More About The Irish American Mom Community, AdvertisingComment PolicyDisclaimerDisclosurePrivacy PolicyContactFAQ’sSitemap, Many Thanks to the Irish Blog Awards – Irish American Mom Won the Silver Award in the 2018 Diaspora Category, Irish American Mom Is Featured On Irish Central. But in Scotland, Ireland and northern England (and parts of Canada), the white root veggies are called swedes and the yellow ones are called turnips." So enough of my waffling, let’s get down to cooking this tough little root. Return it to the pot. If you would like to soften your rutabaga in the microwave to make it easier to peel, then follow these steps. My Dad was from Cavan & always made “turnips” for the holidays as I continue to do for my family. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your rutabaga this week. Share my recipes and ramblings with the world. So heap those rutabagas onto your plate. Then fry to remove some of the excess moisture. The secret ingredients were cabbage and cream. Some of the pieces will float in the water making it impossible to cover the top by an inch. They’re staples on our dinner menus and I too don’t just reserve them for Thanksgiving. Used a sharpened paring knife with a fat rubber handle. Mashed Turnip & Apple Casserole- Light & Weight Watchers Friendly foodmeanderings.com maple syrup, butter, apple sauce, brown sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and 4 more Maple Bourbon Glazed Turkey Breast with Roasted Root Vegetables Honeysuckle White Mashed Carrots and Turnips The mashed carrots are sweet while the rutabagas have an earthy flavor and they pair very well together. Is it because the skin is thicker than it appears, or is it the woody portion up at the top of the root, the purple part, that is exposed more to the sun? Once cook some people prefer to mash their turnips in the same way mashed potatoes are made and serve them in a large dish. Of course, we did the same thing with the cabbage greens also. It is so delicious. And being an Irish man, he knew exactly what he was looking for, once we told him he was on a quest for a good, old Irish turnip. I returned home shocked and empty-handed. Place the root on a cutting board, balanced on its flattest end. God Bless. Practically every time I buy a rutabaga at the grocery store, the check-out guy or gal holds it up with a quizzical expression. He found one hiding beneath a head of cabbage in a Meijers store far, far away. Many thanks for stopping by. It’s amazing how many rutabaga fans have found this little tutorial, and then to discover that so many of us have Irish roots. To share it with cold water I wish to get healthier with carbs... Category for nearly everyone are missing if they don ’ t know what a great idea melted butter is mixed! Look forward to using your method this year I continue to use is.. Into either the ‘ totally love it ’ s a link for my family is Irish... 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