What the Hell is Rutabaga


I have heard of rutabaga over the years but can’t ever recall having one. Needless to say, it became a culinary challenge. I quickly learned two things: one, a rutabaga is as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip (What the hell had I gotten myself into – thanks Google); and two, there is not much I could create with one rutabaga. So, I decide to make “chips” and BLTs for lunch.

  • 1 Rutabaga
  • Bacon grease (Cook bacon until your liking)
  • Capful of HerbnFarm NW Seatown Smoke

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a sharp knife or mandolin, thinly slice rutabaga. Toss with HerbnFarm NW Seatown smoke and bacon grease. In a cast iron skillet, spread slices into a single layer. Cook 15 minutes. Transfer rutabaga chips to paper towel to absorb excess oil.


Verdict: the chips were okay, but I don’t think I would purchase rutabaga again.

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9 Responses to What the Hell is Rutabaga

  1. Across the pond it is a turnip

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  2. @vapor_sage says:

    I used to peel them and cut into batons 1/4×1/4 keep in water in the fridge for healthy snacks. I think they’re better fresh

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  3. driftyness says:

    Title made me chuckle because I was thinking the same thing.

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  4. Just can’t trust the cross breeds 😂

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