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.
Add 1/8 teaspoon pepper to rutabaga; mash to desired consistency. Sprinkle with additional pepper.
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