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Retro recipe: Swede mash

Retro recipe: Swede mash

Swedes are plentiful at this time of year, and make a great change from boring mashed potatoes.

They’re high in vitamin C, which is much needed in the winter to ward off colds and flu, and have good levels of fibre. If you haven’t tasted swede before, they have a sweet, mild flavour. You could throw in a few chunks with your roast potatoes, or try this mash.

  • Swede Mash
  • 1 large swede
  • 50g butter
  • 100ml milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

1 Peel the swede and cut into large pieces. Boil in salted water, as you would potatoes, until tender. Drain, and then put the pot back on the element for a few moments over a low heat. While you are doing this, heat the butter and milk together.

2 Mash the swede, then pour in the butter and milk, continuing to mash until you have a lovely creamy and smooth mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with gravy and roast meat.

*For an additional boost of flavour, grate in 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese.

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