Ways to Eat Swedes

Traditionally they are boiled and mashed like potatoes, often with butter and cream added. They lend themselves well to flavourings such as nutmeg, parsley, coriander and black pepper. Swedes are delicious stir-fried, roasted, pureed, steamed, baked, glazed or pickled. Their remarkable ability to absorb flavours makes them ideal additions to soups, stews or casseroles.

How To Prepare

You don’t always have to peel swedes. If they are fresh and young, leave the skin on. Young swedes are crisp like an apple and can be eaten raw, either finely sliced in salads, or as a chunk for a snack. If older and later in the season, wash then peel thoroughly to remove the thick outer skin. Swede can be prepared and served in any of the methods used for potatoes.

See our recipe collection for some traditional and unusual ideas for Swedes.


CONSUMER STORAGE: Refrigerate in plastic bags for up to two weeks