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Friday, December 13, 2019

Huntington CSA - Rutabaga Fries recipe and more!


Greetings!

What does one do with a ginormous Rutabaga, and how do you cut it up without resorting to an axe or chainsaw? 😊

How to cut it up
Thoughts on cutting up food…
  1. Do you have a sharp knife? If not, a dull knife is always more dangerous than a sharp one so consider getting it/them professionally sharpened. If I needed to get mine sharpened I might check this guy out unless, any of you folks can recommend someone locally that you love…
  1. Do you keep your knife sharpened on a regular basis (using a honing steel…looks like a long rod…ideally every time you use it)?
  2. Flat surfaces are safe surfaces so always best to create flat, and not have rounded, surfaces when cutting up vegetables
  3. Do you have a cut resistant glove(s)? Not a bad investment. Mine have Kevlar and these don’t but if they work, they work. Check these out (you don’t have to only use them when you’re working with a mandoline)…

The above piece about cutting up Rutabaga recommends peeling it. I can’t be bothered (I refer to myself as a lazy gourmet 😊 ), the peels of many foods (as long as they’re certified organic) can be more nutritious than the food, and there’s mostly no need to do it. Organic Rutabagas don’t have ucky wax on them, so don’t need to be peeled to get any off. Apparently, I’m not the only who thinks this is a good idea…


What to do with a ginormous Rutabaga…start with some Rutabaga Fries!

Recipes for Rutabaga Fries with slight variations in flavoring (both recommend peeling…I’d try half with the peel, and half without, and then decide which I prefer)…

AND…check out these other cool ideas and recipes…from roodles (Rutabaga noodles) and a raw salad, to cake and a gratin…

Happy cooking! 😊

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