What do rutabaga and parsnips taste like?

I have a recipe for a yankee pot roast that calls for rutabaga and parsnip, I've never had either and were just wondering what they tasted like before I make the recipe.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    rutabagas are the same as turnips if you've had them..

    parsnips are those white carrots.. they taste kinda similar.. but i think they are a bit sweeter

  • golub
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Turnip Vs Rutabaga

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    5 years ago

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    What do rutabaga and parsnips taste like?

    I have a recipe for a yankee pot roast that calls for rutabaga and parsnip, I've never had either and were just wondering what they tasted like before I make the recipe.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    What Do Parsnips Taste Like

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rutabagas are similar to turnips, but I think they have a bitter taste. Parsnip roots are white and look like a carrot. They have a sweeter flavor. Parsnips give soups a wonderful flavor. My Hungarian granmother added them to her homemade soups. I think the parsnips would add great flavor to a yankee pot roast.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rutabagas (turnips) are a very strong tasting vegetable (think brussel sprouts kind of strong). I find people either love it or hate it....no in between! You can leave it out of the recipe if you are not sure, but, personally I really like them (never had parsnips) so the only way to find out how they taste is to try them.

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    5 years ago

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    For 2and 3, olive oil is practical but you might want to expand your horizons and try walnut oil (good in mashed potatoes) or hazelnut oil. Turnips and carrots go good together. You could try carrot alone and add a few tablespoons of orange juice to give it a bit of a kick and it also likes a lot of cracked pepper in it. Carrots blanched and sauteed with honey and sesame seeds is wonderful. Carrot and pumpkin go good together in mash too. All those veges roasted together with some herbs like thyme or rosemary with a good helping of olive oil and seasoning make a great feast. Try getting into some dried herbs or Asian condiments to spice up your meals. Also, a lot of Indian dishes are vegetarian or you can adapt them to be vegan so spread your wings a little and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rutabaga is a cross hybrid of a turnip and cabbage. They are known to have a sweet or a bitter taste.

    They are denser and sweeter than turnips. They are great cooked like mashed potatoes....mixed with butter and a little cream, S&P, then whipped. (my favorite way to cook them)

    For the taste: The smaller young ones have a sweet taste. (look for firm smooth skinned roots that feel heavy for their size)

    As they age and get bigger they have a "woody" tasted. (bigger and tough skinned-they feel light for their size)

    I think they would taste good mixed in a yankee pot roast, because they will blend with all the other flavors and juices.

    That's what cooking is all about; experimenting with foods, tastes and textures.. Just try it, you and your family might just love it.

    (I'm gonna try them in a pot roast too, thanks for the great idea)

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    I really like to buy shredded carrot and broccoli slaw, mix 'em, nuke 'em and put Smart Balance Light and some Jane's Crazy Mixed Up seasoning on it.

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