Rutabagas, shown above with braised beef and green beans, are very close to real potatoes, both in texture and flavor, thus its nutrient profile classes it as a “starchy” vegetable. This tasty hash browns dish made with rutabaga and onion can be ready in about 15 minutes. This recipe is not suitable until the starchy vegetable rung of the Atkins OWL ladder. Yes, there are a number of substitution vegetables (red radish, daikon radish, turnips), but those are completely different recipes in my opinion.
5 oz. peeled rutabaga, cut ½” dice or smaller
2 oz. chopped onion
1 T. bacon grease
Dash each of salt and black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Heat bacon grease in non-stick skillet and saute chopped onion over high heat until ½ done. Add diced rutabaga to skillet and saute, turning often until rutabaga is fairly tender. This will take about 15 minutes of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste. This goes well with your breakfast eggs, sausage and bacon or makes a lovely side dish for meaty dinners.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 2 servings, each contains:
93 cals, 6.6g fat, 7.95g carbs, 2.05g fiber, 5.9g NET CARBS, 1.1g protein