Thursday, August 11, 2011

the rutabaga.

the last couple of days have been a little rough for me, so i was so happy to take my mind off of real-life stuff tonight and get to know a new vegetable--the rutabaga! as far as i know, i have never eaten a rutabaga in my entire life before tonight, and to be honest i don't think i could have even told you what they looked like up until a few weeks ago. [am i the only one that's been living in a rutabaga-less cave my whole life?!] i've been wanting to try making rutabaga fries for a while, and tonight was the night. turns out rutabagas are the easiest vegetables to make EVER, and they are so so yummy. here's how you do it...

1. peel off skin.
2. slice into french fries.
3. toss with olive oil, sea salt, and any other herbs/spices [i used rosemary and thyme!].
4. spread evenly on greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
5. flip fries a couple times during baking.

i actually went the extra mile tonight and even made homemade ketchup to go with my rutabaga fries. the ketchup was out-of-this-world delicious and i feel like i'll never be able to eat ketchup from a bottle again. seriously SO good, i couldn't believe it. hopefully i'll have time to make some more next week so i can share the recipe and give it the blog-attention it deserves!
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so nice to finally meet you, rutabaga. <3