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How long do you microwave them? Mine is coated with wax, do I need to do anything special?
sugiej Mine is coated with wax, do I need to do anything special?
Most Rutabagas are coated with wax. place on Saran wrap or waxed paper on a microwave safe plate before Nuking to save time cleaning the plate when the wax melts .Pierce with a knife in 3 or 4 places .
The Microwave time depends on the size of the rutabaga. Nuke on high for 5-7 minutes for a relatively large rutabaga-smaller rutabagas will need less time.. Cool for 4 or 5 minutes peel , cut into cubes and boil in salted water until soft if desired.
redeemed_gaShort of using a chain-saw, does anyone have an easy way to peel and chop rutabagas?
Boy, they ARE a pain aren't they? I only make one dish ( root soup) that requires them and i'm really glad. I have a degenerative joint disease and peeling just one is a job I dread. My hands hurt so bad afterwards. Hopefully i'll be abe to get some suggestions also.
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I did as suggested and put it in the microwave for 3 minutes and then added a minute; so a total of 4 minutes. Completely melted all the wax and softened the peel. I then sat it on one end on a cutting board and peeled it by putting my paring knife under the peel and going from top to bottom. Continued all the way around it. I then washed it and cut off slices that were probably about an inch or so thick and then cut them into cubes (like I would cut up potatoes to make potato salad). This method worked great. Then, I put a pork chop in a pot along with a little bit of peanut oil, the rutabaga cubes and water. I also salted and peppered. It takes them about an hour to cook. DELICIOUS! I have eaten them all my life and love them. Such great nutritional value in them also. I might have them more often now that I know an easier way to peel them.
sugiejI did as suggested and put it in the microwave
I am so glad you liked this method too.
My Dad and Bro's favorite vegetable is Rutabaga especially for Holiday meals but it used to be a tough one to cut them in half and peel them especially since more than one was required for the Holiday meals.
After I took that cooking class it became so easy to cut peel and cook them.
Thanks for sharing your review of this method. Nice to read.
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