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Friday, February 28, 2014

Shaved Rutabaga with Browned Butter

I can't wait to make this dish again. I love browned butter. You know that if you have followed my blog for very long. I love potatoes rutabagas. I  love my spiral slicer that made gorgeous ribbons out of a rather homely rutabaga. You can slice these on a mandolin slicer but they won't have that curl. Still they will taste great, just no extra pizzazz. Love me some pizzazz too. That's a lotta love.

This is a recipe featured in the 24/7 Low Carb Diner News for March. Move over potatoes, we have lots of ideas to replace you! This is one. Sometimes simple is the absolute best. Just the veggie, some sea salt and some elixir of the gods...umm... butter. Browned. Browned is a must.

Shaved Rutabaga with Browned Butter

1 small rutabaga
1/3 cup water
3 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel rutabaga and cut it into chunks to fit a spiral cutter. Set the device to the shave blade. Shave the rutabaga. You can also use a mandolin, but the curls will be missing. Gently transfer the thin slices to a lidded skillet. Add water and simmer  with the lid on while you brown the butter. In a small saucepan, cook the butter over low heat until it just begins to brown. Remove from heat immediately. When rutabaga is tender (stir very gently to retain the volume of the curls) transfer rutabaga into a serving dish or plates and drizzle with browned butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4
Carb count varies: 1/2 cup is roughly 4 net carbs

I just use an inexpensive spiral slicer. You can find one like mine here. I use it a lot to make zucchini noodles. This is a fun use of the shaver function. Even though it is cheaply made, it still has not broken in over 2 years. Of course, it would be great to have one of those sturdier models too. I used the angel hair attachment to make some tasty rutabaga hashbrowns. Those are in the Diner News too.

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1 comment:

Judy Barnes Baker said...

A very creative recipe! I'll try it.
Also thanks so much for the promotion for the White House petition in your sidebar! The numbers are starting to climb, but we still have a long way to go.