Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fried Rutabaga


Can you believe I have never had rutabaga?  Its true. I have heard of it, and I like the word.. rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga.  Its sounds so cool.  But I have never eaten any, I was not even really sure what it looked like.. But once I found out, I had to buy some.  I searched for all sorts of recipes. I found one that looked really good, Potatoes and Rutabaga Gratin.. Yum! Anything with that much cheese has got to be good.  I got it all prepared and ready to go in the oven and my stupid oven is not hot. Its broke, the coil broke in half..  How in the world does that happen?  So I have this huge pan of Gratin and no oven... Darn it, I wanted to try Rutabaga so bad.  So I put the pan in the fridge and start thinking of something else to make for dinner.  I did have some rutabaga left over that did not fit, so I chopped them up smaller and decided to fry them in some EVOO and garlic..  So yum! I dont think you can go wrong cooking anything in a pan with garlic.  But I was very pleased with this little snack!  Next time I will add some onion I think, maybe even bell pepper.


1 rutabaga (peeled, sliced thinly)
3 cloves garlic
1 TBS olive oil
2 TBS butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp parsely
1 tsp basil


heat up frying pan with oil and butter, add in prepared rutabaga and let cook for about 3 min then turn cook for 3 minutes then add the garlic and season, cook until garlic is getting crisp.


  1. Sorry to hear your oven broke!! That is no bueno. Hope it can be fixed soon.

    I've never tried rutabaga. Will have to look for some next time I go shopping. Your dish looks super yummy!!

  2. It was very yummy! I will make more of this with my other rutabaga. One goes a long way, did not know that when I bought two of them.