Last weekend we went to Paducah, Kentucky for a much
needed weekend getaway.
It's amazing how one night in a hotel, a good
meal at a nice restaurant and some dancing can revitalize
On this particular trip, I made a stop on the
way home at the local grocery store.
I love to shop in different towns
and see what ingredients they may have to offer.
On this particular trip, one discovery was the RUTABAGA.
I have never bought or cooked one.
I ate one once that was cooked by
my sister-in-law, Karen.
I am pretty sure she cooked
them kinda like turnips.
I just remember they were
That was about 20 years ago.
As many turnips I have seen in my life, I was still
intimidated by this
It is covered in wax.
That may have been one factor that
caused me to be leery.
Turns out, it is a wonderful and easy veggie
First, I cut it in half. I then used my peeler to peel it.
I only used half for this recipe.
I cut the half into nice chunky fries and tossed
the pieces with a bit of olive oil,
steak seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
I preheated the oven to 425 degrees and placed the strips
on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
I cooked them for about 40 minutes. I tossed them a couple of times. The would have probably crisped
more, but it would have taken and hour...
and I was hungry.
These were soooooo
They were similar to white potato fries,
but they had a slight sweetness to them and more
And about half the calories!
The RUTABAGA will definitely be on my
"to buy" list from
Here is a pic of the fries with
my huge slab of awesome salmon that I grilled.
It was so so so DE-LisH-Ous!
The hubs had a huge ribeye that I grilled to medium...
BUT...he admitted the RUTABAGA fries
Love what you eat and eat what you love!