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Bashed Neeps (mashed swede)

This recipe is in categories Healthy eating, Main courses, Vegetarian,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Number of servings: 4
This is a vegetarian recipe

Robert Burns was a famous 18th century Scottish poet. Each year, on 25 January, Scots all over the world celebrate his birthday.

The celebrations can vary from a huge dinner with music, speeches and lots of food to a quiet night of poetry reading.


Making and cooking it
  1. Place the swede into a large saucepan and cover with water 
  2. Bring to the boil and cook until tender
  3. Drain the swede and put back in the pan 
  4. Put over a very low heat for a few minutes, stirring, to remove any water left
  5. Add the butter and ginger to the pan and stir well 
  6. Cook gently for a few minutes, then mash with a potato masher until smooth 
  7. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground white pepper
  8. To serve, place onto serving dish and sprinkle with the chives