Lee Jacintho Recipe


By Lee Jacintho SwampCatNana

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 4 Ratings
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Lee's Story

This is a dish I make only at Thanksgiving. I love it so much that I began making a ton of it and freezing the rest in serving sizes! If you don't like turnip/rutabaga, try this way.
Please read the directions carefully and follow them to a "T". The separate processing of the 2 ingredients is the secret to its uniqueness.
This is a review of my recipe on food.com:
***** "I started cooking this veggie combination years ago because my daughter didn't like turnip; I now cook it because my hubby doesn't like turnip! I've always cooked the 2 veggies in the same pot but I won't do that anymore. Boiling them separately ensured that each veg was cooked properly and the water was drained thoroughly. The texture & consistency of the veggies were much better using this method. Thanx Lee!"


2 lb
2 lb
turnip or rutabagas
cream or milk
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salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil carrots and turnip/rutabaga SEPARATELY.
When done, mash each SEPARATELY using as much cream, butter, and seasonings to your taste.
Just before serving, drain any liquid formed at the bottom of each bowl and GENTLY combine the carrots and turnip/rutabaga.
You should be able to see both carrot and turnip/rutabaga pieces in the combined dish.
NB: Depending on your preferences, the amts of carrot vs turnip can be regulated. Leftovers freeze well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    kim * Bakerella - Nov 16, 2010
    Do you combine them together once they are cooked and prepared separetely?
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    Lee Jacintho SwampCatNana - Nov 16, 2010
    I have to edit it. It seems to have dropped 2 steps.
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    Lee Jacintho SwampCatNana - Nov 16, 2010
    It's been fixed.
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    kim * Bakerella - Nov 16, 2010
    Thank you Lee. I've never cooked rutabagus and look forward to trying your recipe: )
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    Bonnie D. Utahn - Nov 16, 2010
    I am the oddball that loves turnips! There aren't enough turnip recipes. I am glad to see this, and I will make it. My husband told me that his Mom used to make mashed turnips like you do mashed potatoes, and they are delicious!