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Old 10-28-2011, 09:50 AM   #31
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Rutabega/turnip. I never cared for either one. I would encourage you to go for butternut squash.
I've eaten butternut squash my entire life. It's great. I love it.

I'm expanding my selection of veggies to include some I've never tried before. Rutabagas are one I've wanted to try, but just never got around to doing so.

I'm going to start with a 50-50 mix if potatoes and rutabaga mashed. I'll put some crispy fried bacon, butter and salt and pepper in it and see how I like them.

Once I have the rutabaga flavor where I can relate it to other dishes, I'll go from there.

Lots of great ideas offered in this thread.

Thanks to all.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #32
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I've eaten butternut squash my entire life. It's great. I love it.

I'm expanding my selection of veggies to include some I've never tried before. Rutabagas are one I've wanted to try, but just never got around to doing so.

I'm going to start with a 50-50 mix if potatoes and rutabaga mashed. I'll put some crispy fried bacon, butter and salt and pepper in it and see how I like them.

Once I have the rutabaga flavor where I can relate it to other dishes, I'll go from there.

Lots of great ideas offered in this thread.

Thanks to all.
I hope your experiments result in finding another food you really like. It's fun to try new foods. A discovery of a new flavor you really like is exciting. However, you will get some clunkers along the way. It's the price of an adventurous spirit.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #33
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I hope your experiments result in finding another food you really like. It's fun to try new foods. A discovery of a new flavor you really like is exciting. However, you will get some clunkers along the way. It's the price of an adventurous spirit.
That's what happened when I first tried Uni at a sushi bar. As soon as it hit my taste buds, my mind said; "What in the world is this nasty stuff?". Then, several other sushi lovers told me that maybe it wasn't fresh, so that's why I didn't like it. I tried it 3 times, and all 3 times it struck me as nasty. That one was a "clunker" for me.

I'll find out tonight if rutabagas are in my realm of liked flavors. I look forward to the new taste.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:29 PM   #34
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Treat rutabagas just like potatoes. Peel (they are usually dipped in wax) and cut up into 1" chunks. Boil until just tender.

My hands down favorite is a 50/50 mixture of potatoes and rutabagas, mashed with a little cream and a lot of butter. Yum!
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #35
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I have the potatoes and rutabaga boiling now. Next time, I'll put the taters in when the rutabagas are about half done. The potato is done, but the rutabaga is still too firm.

Boiling....boiling.....
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #36
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Well, I mashed them with butter and "half and half".

Salt and Pepper and they were very good. A unique flavor that was pretty darn good. I had some Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage with the mashed and it was a very good supper.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Next time, I'll try to get smaller rutabagas. This one was a tad woody, but not so bad that it affected my enjoyment of it.
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Yay! Good job, Tim!
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #38
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sausages and butter/cream mashed rutes is a traditional scandinavian homestyle kind of meal. my mom would be proud of you, tim. wtg.

i'm looking forward to them at thanksgiving.
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Well, I mashed them with butter and "half and half".

Salt and Pepper and they were very good. A unique flavor that was pretty darn good. I had some Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage with the mashed and it was a very good supper.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Next time, I'll try to get smaller rutabagas. This one was a tad woody, but not so bad that it affected my enjoyment of it.
Sweet! Sounds really good.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:21 AM   #40
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I always feel silly saying the word "rutabaga." :)

Many years ago my Grandma cooked them often; she mashed and ate them with a prodigious amount of hot pepper vinegar sprinkled on. She pronounced them "ROOtabeggers." I thought they smelled just awful cooking and would never try them.
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What is your favorite recipe for Rutabagas? I've never eaten a Rutabaga. In all the pot-luck dinners I've been to, I've never seen them offered. I've never seen them on any menu at any restaurant. I picked one, medium sized Rutabaga up and would like to try it. If you have a favorite way to cook Rutabagas, I'd love to see it. 3 stars 1 reviews
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