Mashed swede, or rutabaga, is a wonderfully easy way to prepare this delicious root vegetable. I like to add a little nutmeg to give the naturally sweet swede a little flavour boost.
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It struck me, while looking at swede recipes online recently, how different people's opinions of the poor vegetable are. Some people describe it as sweet, delicious and easy to prepare. Others claim that the vegetable is impossible to peel and chop, tastes horrible and is all in all pretty unpleasant.
I am in the first camp. Perhaps I've been lucky with the many swede specimens that have made their way into my home but I've always found it to be easy to peel and chop and delicious to eat. Mashed swede is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to prepare it.
There are so many delicious ways to eat swede
Mashed swede is delicious:
- alongside a roast dinner
- with some sausages
- to accompany a pie and gravy.
- as a topping on a cottage or shepherd's pie.
I suspect that you could make some lovely savoury cakes or fritters with it. I'll work on that idea next time I get a swede in my vegetable bag.
How do you like to eat your swede? Let me know in the comments below.
More swede recipes you might like
If you're looking for more ways to cook swede try:
- maple roasted swede with cumin
- cajun-spiced swede wedges
- veggie sausage and swede traybake
- vegan swede carbonara
- vegan shepherd's pie with swede mash
What ingredients do you need to make mashed swede?
All you need to make this mashed swede with nutmeg is:
- a swede
- dairy free spread
- salt and pepper
Do you need any special equipment?
I'm fairly confident that you will have all the equipment that you need to make mashed swede in your kitchen already.
All you need is:
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How to make mashed swede with nutmeg
Mashed swede with nutmeg
- 1 swede (weight approx 600g)
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp dairy free spread
- Salt and pepper
- Peel the swede and chop into equal sized pieces.
- Place in a pan of boiling water and cook until soft, around 20 minutes.
- Drain and return to the saucepan with a pinch of ground nutmeg, 1 tbsp dairy free butter and some salt and pepper.
- Mash well until smooth and serve immediately.
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