Rutabagas for Thanksgiving? — 6 Comments

  1. Since I detested rutabagas as a child, I’d guess that the bacon and onions masked the flavor of the swedes! 🙂 Must try this now that I’m grown up and see if I like them better.

  2. This post brought back memories of my Christmas visits to my mother in law’s house in Alaska. Apparently hubby grew up on smashed rutabagas, turnips and potatoes. I tried them once out of politeness but I didn’t like the taste. Hubby ate them like they were candy.

  3. Thank you from your Canadian far away neighbor! We will be having all the trimmings on Monday…can’t wait. Your turkey looks fabulous!

  4. Zoomie, bacon does wonders on anything…. but I even like then plain.
    manningroad,I know they’re the same – but the rutabagas I buy here and in the US were much smaller than the ‘swedes’ we had in Ireland…..
    Tamar, it’s all in what you grow up on ;-))
    Ina, I like the trimmings better than the turkey 😉

  5. I love rutabagies, how we called rutabaga when children, and sometimes still slip back.
    Rutabagas are not just for holidays anymore in my home. We always boiled it with a bit of salt and then smashed it up and put butter on the top and then baked it. yum yum – Mom always told us never to put a cover on the pot as it was cooking, will make the rutabagie bitter. I will be trying your recipe soon, as I have one sitting on the cupboard now.