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Sunday, 30 September 2018
Oven-baked Swede / Rutabaga Wedges : Low Carb Side Dish
The picture above shows what Americans know as "rutabaga". The Scottish call it "neeps" and serve it with haggis. I know it as swede, a fairly recent root vegetable, which is thought to have originated around the 17th century in Bohemia. In 1620 a Swiss botanist described the root vegetable, believed to be a hybrid of the cabbage and the turnip. By 1664 it was growing in England. A good source of vitamin C, fibre, folate and potassium. It's low in calories.
Wash then peel thoroughly to remove the thick outer skin. Swede / Rutabaga can be prepared and served in any of the methods used for potatoes. Swede can be added to soups, stews and casseroles. Use mashed swede instead of mashed potato it has a slightly sweet taste. Swede can also be made into fritters, rosti's and pancakes. Collins Gem states 2.3 grams of carb per 100 grams. It doesn't spike blood sugar numbers like a potato may. Swede is just great, try it and see.
Oven-baked swede /rutabaga wedges
Swede/Rutabaga is just great for Autumn (Fall) and Winter meals
15 oz. (450g) swede / rutabaga 4 tbsp. (60ml) olive oil 1 tsp chili powder or paprika powder