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.
*enjoy!

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!
how do i make a gif
so nice to finally meet you, rutabaga. <3

38 comments:

  1. looks delicious, totally cravng some fries right now. i love that gif! xxx

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  2. yum! i love the gif.

    breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  3. Mmm looks good! I love your twist on traditional oven fries. And I definitely want to see that ketchup recipe!

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  4. I don't think I've ever had a rutabaga (but they are fun to say!) Inspired to try them now, because, goodness, that looks delicious. Stunning photos and love that plate!

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  5. You know, I've tried a lot of things, but I'm not sure I've had a rutabaga! My girls have this book about eating the alphabet--all fruits and veggies (did you know there's something called xigua?), and I've noticed there are a couple things in that book that I've never tried.

    Thanks for the great recipe idea, so that I can cross rutabaga off my list, and let my girls add to their, already broad, eating experience.

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  6. I'm in love with that second picture. And you make the rutabaga sound so good -- I'll have to give it a try!

    I hope all of your real-life stuff gets better.. have a good weekend :)

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  7. i'll admit: i'm a little wary of the rutabaga. but maybe -- just maybe -- now i'll give it a try. :) happy weekend!

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  8. these sound wonderful! I'l love to try rutabaga in fry form!

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  9. I've never had rutabaga before, but I may have to try it after seeing these tasty fries :-) And homemade ketchup!?! You're an over achiever!

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  10. never had one either. but homemade fries are the BEST.

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  11. My mom used to feed us rutabegas and I never liked them--but never tried it as fries!

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  12. you know, I don't think I've ever had a rutabaga, either! but this looks delicious. wishing you a good weekend!

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  13. Eeeee you're making me want some right this second.

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  14. I've never even heard of it before! But homemade ketchup? Tell us how you did it!

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  15. These look delicious! I have never tried a rutabaga either - I will have to change that.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  16. Love the pics! Especially the gif! It looks yummy ;)

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  17. So the funny thing is I started eating rutabaga when I married David because apparently it's a Minnesota thing to eat this veggie. We don't do it nearly as creatively as you do - instead mash it like potatoes, but I like the taste which is more than my husband can say.

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  18. oooh. i'd like to meet this ketchup recipe.

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  19. oh my goodness they look so delicious - i've never even HEARD of rutabaga before!

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  20. you've just inspired me to give this a go - i've always been kinda intimidated by the rutabaga so thanks for making it look safe to approach ; )

    i'm sorry you've been experiencing some rough patches Whitney and hope the weekend brings you relaxing ones to replace them. ♥

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  21. Hmmm what does a rutabaga taste like? It looks delicious though and I LOVE fries, so I may just love these!

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  22. the fries & ketchup look SO good. i'm sorry you've been having a rough few days :( i hope you're feeling better on this lovely saturday!

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  23. I never would have thought of eating a rutabaga :o) I've heard of them from winnie the pooh, but that's about it! I love the black & white photo of the rutabaga... it looks like it could be a picture of the moon! Hope your weekend is going great!

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  24. I have never even heard of a rutabaga ... will have to see if I can find one and these fries look delish!!

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  25. I've never tried a rutabaga, you are not alone in that. I'll have to give it a try! Good timing too, it's grocery shopping day :)

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  26. I am in love with the black and white photo of mr. rutabaga!!!

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  27. I also love that b&w photo. These look so yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing this!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

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  28. YUM, sounds delish! I'm going to have to make those, especially before summer ends!

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  29. Wow, I don't even think I've ever had rutabaga. Rutabaga fries sounds delightful!

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  30. i totallly love everything about your blog. simple yet amazing!!! new follower :) have a lovely day!

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  31. I too have yet to enjoy a rutabaga! I'll have to give it a go, thanks for the inspiration!

    I hope you're feeling a bit better <3

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  32. Your photography is stunning!

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  33. yum! i'll have to try this! how do rutabega fries compare to the potato variety?

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