Rutabagas

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Inatic, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    Its no secret that i love veggies. One of my favorites recently during my fat loss stage was Rutabagas..

    Since i have a nice sizable veggie allowance (thank you Erik!! :love: ) im ventruring out :D

    They taste great (to me ) as fries.. .and wow.. at 11cals/1oz/28g and only 2 carbs, you sure get a plate FULL! (hello hungry people!)

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2923/2


    I wanted to see what else you can do with them as i'd only ever made fries.. but you can:
    roast them
    boil them
    mash them (that is next for me!)
    put them in soups
    or
    stews.

    So anyone else cook these, what cha do with them :popcorn:
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  2. katygowland

    katygowland proving 'just doing it' works!

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    ...! There's another vegetable I had absolutely no idea had another name in America. The things I've learnt from this site...

    I love them mashed with carrot, or grated, blanched and thrown into omelette. Then leftovers chopped and mushed into cakes with sprouts, beans or other leftovers, fried and eaten with cold meat...yep, love them...
     
  3. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    :bump:

    just a note:

    Rutabagas, when does as fries, dehydrate a lot (like swt tator fries) you have to use raw measure.(same w/swt tator fries)
     
  4. missmarce

    missmarce Go Ducks!

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    I subbed these in last night for my brown rice. Even using the raw measure I got SO much and they were delicious. I made my whole family try them. These will be a staple for sure from now on. :happy05:

    I used a cajun seasoning this time, but next time I make them I want to try it with sea salt and cinnamon.
     
  5. Cathie

    Cathie I have SFP :mecry:

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    I make my rutabaga fries with sea salt and cinnamon. Love it! :yum:
     
  6. Sunshine

    Sunshine over-caffeinated

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    Any tips for peeling/chopping them? I found them tough to peel-or maybe it was my peeler...
     
  7. Cathie

    Cathie I have SFP :mecry:

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    I just use my potato peeler. I use my 7" Santoku knife, slice it about this thick and then into fries. I find thhe Santoku knife slices better then a regular knife.


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  8. Sunshine

    Sunshine over-caffeinated

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    Thanks Cathie. I think I need to sharpen my Santoku...need to look into that.
     
  9. pavermama

    pavermama Rut Row!

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    I think I need to look into getting one of them babies!!! You should see the knife I have to use for my sweet tators!!
     
  10. pavermama

    pavermama Rut Row!

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    How do you go bout pickin a good one out at the store?? Do they compare at all to a sweet tator?
     
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    pavermama Rut Row!

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  12. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    have you tried them yet. not sure how you go picking them.. good over bad other than i tend to go smaller (easier to cut) and just make sure it isnt rotting... most markets here have wax all over them but not sure about organic markets.
     
  13. pavermama

    pavermama Rut Row!

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    No, but I'm always willing to try something new to add more food for me to eat!! :laugh:
     
  14. Sportsgirl

    Sportsgirl Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I know them as "swede"

    I didn't even learn this till tonight when I saw the pic of them in this thread.
     
  15. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    Di have you tried them?/like them?
     
  16. Sportsgirl

    Sportsgirl Well-Known Member

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    I've tried them before, yes. My mother used to cook them and mash them with carrots.

    I've not tried the chips though!
     
  17. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    oh yum! bet those taste awesome roasted together!

    I've not tried the chips either..
     
  18. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    :bump:

    cooking methods vary the yield of the serving. My friend Marquerite enlightened me to steaming them.

    Much NICER yield :piggie: Im also doing that with my sweet tators :D
     
  19. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    Should be weighed pre-cooked anyway.

    And they're turnips.
     
  20. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    Yep, they are!/I do :D

    LOL we dont know then here as turnips :p
     

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