Swede/Rutabaga casserole -Finnish Swedish Potato Bake

The name ”Swedish potato” is misleading, rutabaga is preferable if you wanna avoid confusion. Swedish potato doesn’t grow only in the glorious soil of Sweden! This veggie is one of the Finnish favourites too. At Christmas time the sweet smell of swedish potato bake floats around the house. For many Finns the smell of Christmas is the smell of swedish potato casserole.

The recipe below is well tested and tried. The casserole gets better and better when heated up for a second time. It turns sweeter and sweeter, more and more tasty.

My aussieman had never tasted swedish potato in his entire life. After tasting this casserole he fell in love.. He LOVES its taste.

If the way to man’s heart goes through the stomach, this recipe is my tip for all those who wanna find the way. Cook and enjoy the touch of Finnish Christmas!

(4-6 servings)

1 kg fresh swedish potato/rutabaga puree

1 egg

1 dl brown syrup

1/2 dl flour/bread crumbs

1dl cream (or light cream 15%)


1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp  white pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 c degrees. Grease the baking dish and breadcrumb it. Mix the ingredients. Pour the mxture into the baking dish. Cover it by sprinkling breadcrumbs. Cut few slices of butter on the top. Bake it in the oven for an hour.

Taste and fall in love.


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