Philobiblon: What to do with a swede...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What to do with a swede...

My organic delivery box has held them for weeks, and they've been sitting at the back of the fridge, looking reproachfully at me whenever I opened it. I've tried straight boiling them, but they really don't taste great.

But I did find this recipe and while it is a bit fiddly for my taste, it does produce seriously yummy soup, and the sort of thing that is ideal for using the scraps around the place. (I skipped the celery and added sweet potato, and am using yoghurt instead of cream, although really it could do without a creaming agent.)

No this isn't going to turn into a cookery blog, but this was a real discovery!

4 Comments:

Blogger Ronnie Smartt said...

Stop fussing. Just boil them, and then mash with salt, pepper and lots of butter. Delicious. And good, plain, autochthonous fare for Green Party members.

4/25/2006 02:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As above but add garlic and / or carrot too.

4/25/2006 02:42:00 pm  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

But for formerly Australian Green members? Swedes never made it to Australia - at least not on to our working-class fare plates - so I guess I never got the taste for them.

4/25/2006 03:03:00 pm  
Blogger clanger said...

Swede is gorgeous. Peel it, chop it into little cubes, and steam it. Add nothing. Yum.

To taste the flavour of swede, as with many other vegetables, stop eating processed food and remove all salt from your cooking for a few weeks. The tastes will come flooding back.

4/25/2006 04:44:00 pm  

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