If you've ever wondered how to cook swede - also known as rutabaga - you're not alone. Usually it's mashed but not any more - these cajun-spiced swede chips are going to become your new favourite way to eat swede.
What is swede?
Swede - know as rutabaga in the United States - is an unfashionable, unsexy root vegetable that you'll be familiar with if you get a weekly vegetable box or bag.
Personally I love swede.
I usually find it relatively straightforward to peel and chop (unlike the celeriac, which is my kitchen nemesis), it has a gorgeous yellow colour and it has a deliciously earthy, yet sweet flavour.
What is Cajun seasoning?
Cajun seasoning is a spice mix, made from paprika, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme.
You can buy it in most large supermarkets.
However, if you'd like to make your own, try this recipe by The Hairy Bikers.
More vegetarian swede recipes
- Mashed swede with nutmeg
- Swede carbonara
- Maple roasted swede
- Indian-spiced root vegetable curry
- Roasted carrot and swede mash by Charlotte's Lively Kitchen
- Root vegetable stroganoff by Family Friends Food
- Vegetarian sausage traybake with swede, potatoes and cauliflower by Sneaky Veg
- Chunky vegetable soup by The Intolerant Gourmand
- How to microwave a whole swede by Foodie Quine
To make swede wedges you will need:
- swede (rutabaga) - a large one weighing around 800g
- cajun seasoning
- sunflower oil
How to make cajun-spice swede chips
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Cajun spiced swede chips
- 1 large swede weighing around 800g
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- Salt to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
- Peel the swede, rinse it under the tap if it's still a bit muddy and cut into wedge shapes.
- Place in a baking tray and sprinkle over 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 2 tablespoons sunflower oil before mixing together.
- Roast for 20 minutes, turn over, and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Season with salt to taste and sprinkle with 1 tablespoons chopped parsley.
- Serve as a side dish or with a dip.
If you like this you might like these butternut squash chips.
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