kinda like this.....
kinda like this.....
Last edited by ssn679doc; 08-01-2013 at 02:57 AM.
Well, I made the shepards pie..... a "mostly" Primal version, with some "20%" allowances (cuz I was lazy today) It tasted pretty good, though there are soe things I will do differently in the future.... Since I don't have a ton of experience with rutabaga, I cooked them in the same pot as the potatos (I used many more rutabaga than potato). Next go round, they get separate pots..... rutabaga cook slower than potatos. Ya learn something new every day! When I mashed the taters and bagas I did use butter and a splash of 1/2 and 1/2, and the texture wasn't too bad. There were lumps of rutabaga because they weren't cooked as thoroughly as the potato so they didn't mash as well. I browned the ground bef, added the onion, and added about a 1/4 cup of beef broth to the mix to help cook the onion. I wanted to add mushrooms (but didn't have any) and carrots but didn't have the time to cook them, so I substituted frozen mixed veggies and used cream of mushroom soup. If I use the soup agai, I will probably use beef broth instead of water to make the soup. Once the soup had reduced down a bit, I laddled some in to small ramakins and topped with the tater/baga mixture and baked at 350 for about 30 minutes. I probably could/should have baked them a bit longer to get a bit more brown on the topping, but they were nice and hot and pretty tasty, even though I had never made them before and was totally flying by the seat of my pants...... Definitely a "Do Again" category dish....
You could dice the rutabaga small, and/or add it to the pot afore the spuds - it is what I do - to not hafta use a second pot. I will use a second pot if necessary, but in general I like to keep cookpot clutter down for one meal.
I'm kinda a Martha groupie. Everything I have tried of hers worked beautifully for me so far. I have most of her cookbooks, with the exception of wedding-only vols.
Last edited by Crabbcakes; 08-02-2013 at 02:27 AM.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC
I *think* a rutabaga is what Brits call a swede (I think your swedes are our turnips?)... Anyways, what Carbcakes (typo, but a funny one so it stays) suggests should be golden.
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