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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

Ingredients
Serves Four
15 oz. (450g) swede / rutabaga
4 tbsp. (60ml) olive oil
1 tsp chili powder or paprika powder
salt and pepper
Cooking instructions
Can be found here
Need information about low carb vegetables
There is a good guide here

Hope you may try some of these wedges soon …

All the best Jan

21 comments:

Jo said...

Swede is often on our menu as it's a vegetable that we all enjoy, yum.

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never had it before but I'm willing to try anything once.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great, this is one of my fave veggies. Hugs, Valerie

laurie said...

We call them Swede ‘ or turnip, we grow them and store them all winter­čśŐ, we also love them roasted!

DIMI said...

Hello! I haven’t seen it before here in Greece!
But it sounds healthy! Thank you for the information about Swede!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Elephant's Child said...

I like them. I hadn't thought about swede mash though. Thank you.

Christine said...

Thanks for the info!

Tom said...

...something that I have never tried.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never had rutabaga and in the stores I might have mistaken it for turnips. Thanks for the information and the recipe, Jan.

Nas said...

This is something very new to me. I've never come across this root vege before.

Catarina said...

This a vegetable that I never bought.
Will try this dish.
Thanks!
: )

Lorrie said...

I do enjoy rutabagas, mostly mashed. I've never tried them roasted and they sound delicious that way.

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Betty Crow said...

I have never tasted rutabagas, but will look for them at the grocery store. I thought they were the same as turnips.

Martha said...

Looks like a nice dish!

Lowcarb team member said...

Betty Crow said:
I have never tasted rutabagas, but will look for them at the grocery store. I thought they were the same as turnips.

Hello Betty, and many thanks for your comment.
You, and other readers, may also find this post of interest-

Turnips, Swede, Rutabaga, Neeps : Low Carb Vegetables
https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2016/05/turnips-swede-rutabaga-neeps-low-carb.html

Happy October and enjoy your week

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

I have never had rutabega.

Teresa said...

Tendremos que probarlo. Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said:
Tendremos que probarlo. Besos.

Google translate:
We'll have to try it. Kisses.

Magic Love Crow said...

This sounds so good! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Swede, the way it is done, lovely.