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Swede brings a great note of nutty sweetness to the winter table. It teams well with salty tastes like bacon and with strong, spicy ones like curry powder, cumin or ginger. Try these easy ideas:


  • Swede


  1. Mashed swede & carrots: a classic combination. Boil cubes of peeled swede and carrots until tender, then mix with butter, a little milk or cream if you have some and plenty of salt and pepper.
  2. Swede chips: peel and cut into thick sticks, then toss in enough oil and melted butter to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and roast at 200°C/Gas 6 for 40-45 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown. Spice them up if you like, with cayenne, paprika, chilli powder, garam masala or medium curry powder.
  3. Roasted with maple syrup: peel and cut a swede into chunks and toss with 2 tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons maple syrup and a grinding of salt and pepper. Roast at 200°C/Gas 6 for 40-45 minutes, until tender and caramelising. Serve alongside a roast, or with thick cut bacon, gammon or slow-cooked ham hock.
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