Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yellow turnip mash / Kålrotstappe / Brukiew purree

Yellow turnip, rutabaga, Swede: a simple vegetable with almost too many names. Actually a cross between cabbage and turnip. It's good, it's cheap and in plenty at this time of year. In Norway it is closely associated with festive occasions around Yule. In Poland it is considered to be poor man's food. But I wanted to try and prepare it for a simple - lazy - dinner.

You will need:
1 kg of yellow turnip (choose small roots)
2 carrots
salt and crushed black pepper
1 spoon of butter
some cream

I cooked the turnip with carrots in my pressure cooker - it took eight minutes. Otherwise cook in salted water until done. Mash all the ingredientes with an old-fashioned potato masher or a large fork.

Goes well with distinctive flavours.