How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Rutabagas
A good roast or soups are the most common ways to eat rutabagas or swedes. Many folks also mash rutabaga, often with potatoes or sweet potatoes or even carrots. Just cut one peeled rutabaga in cubes and add two tablespoons butter and milk, and season with salt and pepper.
For a more interesting dish, try this casserole common in some Scandinavian countries. Take the above mashed rutabaga, mix in couple tablespoons of molasses, a half teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 beaten egg, and 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs. Bake in a casserole dish at 350° for 30 minutes.
Rutabaga mixes well with fruits such as apple and pear and raisin. Try cooking the rutabaga (cut into cubes) until fork-tender. Add grated or thinly-sliced apples, some sugar, cloves, salt, and cinnamon sticks. Throw in some raisons too, remove the cinnamon sticks, and serve.