Swede or Rutabaga

Swede or Rutabaga

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Ah the Swedish turnip whilst they have edible leaves the Bathurst ones will just be the bulb. They have a nutty flavour packed with potassium, niacin, calcium and fibre.

Store in a cool, dark, dry spot up to 3 weeks.

Herbs that compliment a swede are parsley, thyme, mint and because they have a nutty taste great with mushrooms.

There are many  ways to cook these – great as fritters, puddings, pancakes, casseroles and in soups.

Vegetable Rosti

Swede Saute

Mashed Swede

Swede Potato crisps

 

Vegetable Rosti
 
Author:
Recipe type: Fritter
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 450g potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthways
  • 250g swede cut into chunks
  • 250g zucchini, grated
  • 4 shallots
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • Flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Par boil the potatoes with the carrot, swede for 10 minutes, then drain them and leave to cool.
  2. Coarsely grate the par-cooked vegetables into a large bowl and stir in the grated zucchini, shallots, flour, egg and seasoning.
  3. Shape in hand a patty then squeeze out the water, then reshape. Lightly oil a frying pan and cook the rosti mixture in small flat fritters or rostis, flatten with egg flip, and cook until crisp and golden on both sides.

Swede Saute

Swede Saute
 
Author:
Recipe type: Saute
Ingredients
  • 2 cups swede, peeled & shredded
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs parsley, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a fry pan put oil add swede and ingredients. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Optional to add cream.

Mashed Swede

Mashed Swede
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3 swede, peeled & chopped
  • 40gm butter, melted
  • 60ml cream
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbls parsley, chopped,
  • ½ lime, juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan steam swede for 10-15 minutes until soft.
  2. In a bowl put the swede with butter & cream and mash adding rest of ingredients one by one. Then taste and add salt & pepper to taste. Serve and squeeze half a lime on top.

Swede potato crips

Swede and potato crisps
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 swede
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 12 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped/mashed
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Dip slices into:
  • 50gms breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Put on pan of water and bring to boil. Peel swede and potato. Cut into half then into a boiling pan of water tenderize at the boil for 4 minutes. Drain. Then place on paper towels to dry and cool.
  2. In a bowl mix breadcrumbs with remaining ingredients.
  3. In a bowl put egg and whip with a fork. On a saucer put breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat oil in fry pan. Enough to deep fry so plenty in. Meanwhile, dip slices of swede and potato into egg then into breadcrumbs. Pop into fry pan with tongs. Lift out with tongs and put onto paper towel to drain oil.
  5. Serve with dips like a chutney, hommus or Greek yoghurt .

 


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