Have you ever even considered the rutabaga? It is a forgotten vegetable, and I’m determined to bring it to the forefront. It’s the result of a cross between cabbage and turnips, and is usually confused as another type of turnip. They have beautiful pale yellow flesh, and have a delicate flavor. This recipe will make you a fan!
What you need:
- 1 rutabaga, about 4 inches wide
- Sunflower oil
- Harissa Spice Blend or paprika
- Ketchup or Mayo, for serving
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Peel the rutabaga until you see the pale yellow flesh (you may need a sharp knife for this). Make 1/2 inch thick slices, then cut the fries from the slices. Toss with oil & salt to coat and lay on a baking sheet in one layer.
Roast the fries for about 30 – 35 minutes. They are done when they have a bit of color, are crisp, and tender to bite. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with about ½ teaspoon of harissa…really to your liking.
Serve hot with or without ketchup or mayo…or a combo of the two!