Originally Posted by Constance
What kind of potatoes do you all use?
I usually use russets, but Yukon Gold and any kind of baby new potatoes are quite delicious as well.
I love roasted vegetables in general...carrots, peppers, onions, tomatoes...I've never tried sweet potatoes, though. My husband is not a big fan of them, but I just need to go ahead and do it some day. Who knows, he might like them.
I'd also like to try a rutabaga. That's something I've never tasted, but think I might like. I've never tried parsnips, either, but if they taste anything like carrots, I'd love them.
Swede turnip (as we call rutabaga) is a versatile veg which is used in a lot of Scottish winter dishes, Constance. It is great when you grate it into a Scottish lentil soup or Scotch broth; boiled and the added to potatoes and mashed well, with lots of butter and black pepper (traditional dish to accompany haggis); cut into cubes and used in stews and casseroles. Creamed, on it's own with a little cream, butter and lots of pepper.
Parsnips are (imo) much sweeter than carrots, especially when roasted. But I also use them in a similar manner to swede.