Rutabaga

Melissa Williamson

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@georgiagirl48

My father and my husband loves rutabaga very much and they loves to eat cornbread with it. They put rutabaga juice over cornbread. They are so delicious and tasty.


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Serves:

6 to 8 servings

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Ingredients

1
rutabaga (about 1 1/2 - 2 pounds)
salt and black pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut off each end of the rutabaga. Remove the waxy peel by carefully cutting down the sides of the vegetable. Once peeled, cut rutabaga into 1 inch cubes.

Place cubed rutabaga into a medium-sized pot. Fill with cold water and sprinkle with kosher salt. Place pot over high heat and bring to a boil.

Turn heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 2 – 3 hours (see note), until rutabaga reaches a rich orange color and easily splits into two pieces when pierced with a fork.

Remove from heat and drain water. Season with freshly-ground black pepper. The rutabaga can be eaten as is, sprinkled with freshly-ground black pepper, or mashed and topped with a little butter — my father-in-law’s favorite way to enjoy rutabaga.

Note: Cooking times differ – my rutabaga has been done in as little as 1 1/2 hours, and taken as long as 3 1/2 hours. I check for doneness periodically. The rutabaga reaches its best flavor once it’s fork-tender and deep in color.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #seasonings, #Rutabaga