Mashed rutabaga recipeNovember 21, 2011
Today at school we’re each bringing a dish that we eat at Thanksgiving with our families and we’re having a feast! Remember how I told you I eat this root vegetable called rutabaga? Well, my mom helped me make a lot of it this weekend so I can share it with my class. It’s not exactly the same as potatoes, but it grows just like them, in the ground. I can’t wait for my classmates to try it!
Here’s an easy recipe to make your own mashed rutabaga!
First, get a couple of rutabagas from the grocery store and with an adult’s help, use a vegetable peeler to peel off the waxy coating (they put that stuff on to keep them super fresh!). Make sure to throw away the peels in the trash or compost, if you have it, because sometimes they can clog your drain. Next, have an adult cut them into 1-2 inch squares and boil them for about an hour (until they’re soft) in salted water. Drain them and get out some butter and milk and more salt and use a potato masher to mash them in the pot that you cooked them in. Make sure you taste them before you declare them done!
They are delicious! I hope you like them!