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Octopuscrazy Mon 26-Oct-20 14:21:56

I recently bought a box of mixed veg and there's a swede inside. I've never had swede before so no idea what it tastes like and I'm here asking for your best swede recipes please.
Or should I just do myself a favour and bin the thing...


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karmakameleon Mon 26-Oct-20 14:33:33

These River Cottage pasties. They are a favourite in our house.

lexloofah Mon 26-Oct-20 16:48:20

Oh no don't bin it. It's lovely peeled, cubed, boiled and mashed with loads of butter and black pepper. We like to add cooked carrots to be mashed with it too. So nice with a casserole or a roast. Takes a while to cook, longer than potatoes.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 26-Oct-20 16:53:21

Mash it with carrot and softened onion. Lots of butter and black pepper.
Then either use it as a side dish, or top some kind of pie with it.

Ihatesandwiches Mon 26-Oct-20 16:56:11

Swedes are gits to prepare. Get some one else to peel and chop it if you can! We like it boiled with carrots and mash it with plenty of black pepper and butter. Also freezes really well.

DiscontentedWoman Mon 26-Oct-20 16:56:18

This is pretty lush. Don't be foxed by the smoked olive oil. I just used ordinary. I can get smoked sea salt in Lidl - comes in a wee grinder thing - and I added that. But really the smoked paprika does the bulk of the job.

DiscontentedWoman Mon 26-Oct-20 16:58:33

Google rutabaga recipes - that will give you alternative American recipes to go at.

MysweetAudrina Mon 26-Oct-20 16:58:51

Make a cottage pie and substitute or mix the swede with potato for the topping.

Mash with carrot

Use in a stew

Octopuscrazy Mon 26-Oct-20 17:00:06

Ooh some great ideas on here!

Thank you. Will let you know how it goes.

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FredtheFerret Mon 26-Oct-20 17:00:58

Would echo others. Swede is brilliant. I mashed loads last night with half a butternut squash that was lurking at the bottom of the fridge. Butter, salt, black pepper.

There was stuff left over and I threw it into a vegetable soup I made today. It's very versatile and tastes great.

Georgyporky Mon 26-Oct-20 17:12:57

I cut it into cubes, about 15-20 cm, parboil until al dente, drain & fry in butter & oil with s+p plus a little nutmeg until brown in places. A little brown sugar can help it caramelise.

Coldhandscoldheart Mon 26-Oct-20 17:53:29

For prep instead of peeling it & cubing it & boiling it, microwave 7 minutes (and maybe a bit more ) each side. Give it a punch when you turn it over.
Then you can basically scrape it out of the skin.

Iamaamazing Mon 26-Oct-20 17:55:56

Swede curry is absolutely lovely. Especially with a buttery paratha.

quarentini Mon 26-Oct-20 19:12:11

Grate it and add cumin a spoon of flour and a egg.
Then add spoonful to hot frying pan and cook on both sides till crispy.
Serve with poached eggs.

Sexnotgender Mon 26-Oct-20 19:14:49

I use it in lentil soup with leeks and carrots.

GlennRheeismyfavourite Mon 26-Oct-20 19:19:46

It's my favourite veg! Use a knife to cut of the outside (veg peeler won't work as skin is v thick) cube (maybe 2-3cm squared) boil for 50 mins, mash with butter and pepper and salt and serve! Super easy! Delicious with roast!

GlennRheeismyfavourite Mon 26-Oct-20 19:20:44

You can chop a carrot and cook it together - makes for 'prettier' mash!

GlennRheeismyfavourite Mon 26-Oct-20 19:21:21

Also works really well mixed into bubble and squeak if there's any left over!

NotMrsTumble Mon 26-Oct-20 19:24:57

Peel and chop into "chips" toss in oil and oven bake for lower carb chips that taste awesome.

dotty12345 Tue 27-Oct-20 05:08:55

Try Delia's swede with crispy bacon, I don't like swede at all apart from cooked this way.

Lowkee Tue 27-Oct-20 05:18:59

What I do is boil gammon and then cook the swede in the salty water left from the gammon. It ends up with the flavour of the gammon. Mash potatoes, gammon and swede. Delicious.
Swede is just too much of a hassle to chop though so I use it once a year maybe when I've forgotten just how hard it is to chop. And yes, it takes a long time to cook - maybe boiling/simmering for 35 minutes to 40 minutes.

Drysnitchinsbitchin Tue 27-Oct-20 05:29:49

I boiled and mashed one up on the weekend. Had some today with haggis (which I freeze - slice the haggis up into strips before freezing) while I microwave it, I make up a bit of gravy and put a small frozen yorkshire in the toaster. Yummy and quick.

ProperVexed Tue 27-Oct-20 05:49:13

Food of the devil....straight on the compost heap!
I think it is the only vegetable I dislike but, once in a blue moon I cook some for DH ( mashed with butter and black pepper) then freeze the leftovers so I don't have to cook it again for ages. It's awful stuff.

BefuddledPerson Tue 27-Oct-20 05:53:15


Oh no don't bin it. It's lovely peeled, cubed, boiled and mashed with loads of butter and black pepper. We like to add cooked carrots to be mashed with it too. So nice with a casserole or a roast. Takes a while to cook, longer than potatoes.

Yes agree. And once mashed, fry it up and served with poached/fried egg.

My mum used to go 50/50 potato/swede on cottage pie, that was lovely.

Imtoooldforallthis Tue 27-Oct-20 12:03:07

I read d somewhere you can just microwave a whole unpeeled swede.

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