Southern-Cooked Rutabagas

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  • 1 (2-pound) rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional pepper


  1. Combine rutabaga, water, salt pork, sugar, and salt in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 35 minutes or until rutabaga is tender. Drain. Remove salt pork; discard.
  2. Add 1/8 teaspoon pepper to rutabaga; mash to desired consistency. Sprinkle with additional pepper.
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