Google images tells me this is a rutabaga.
However what most people call a rutabaga, I call a turnip. Wikipedia tells me that the name turnip is also used in parts of Northern and Midland England, Ontario and Atlantic Canada
so that makes me feel a little bit better and for the purposes of this post, I'm going to keep calling a rutabaga a turnip... cause that's the way I roll.
To be honest, I had never tried turnip before this last Easter dinner. It's ALWAYS served at holiday dinners, but the smell always turned me off.
This year, for whatever reason, I decided to try my Uncle Arnie's turnip.
It was friggin' delicious. I suspect it was the plethora of butter and brown sugar that made me love it, but still, it was great.
In an effort to minimize the kazillion butter/brown sugar calories, I decided to try roasting it. I bought some pre-cut turnip and butternut squash, lightly tossed it in EVOO, S&P and roasted it for about 40 mins at 425. I'm happy to report, I still enjoyed it without all the added fat and sugar.
I'm happy to add this veggie to my roster.
My question: Am I the only one who was confused about the rutabaga vs turnip debate?
I don't think I've actually had a "real" turnip - just the Ontario version of a turnip!