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Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

By Gary Rhodes

Published 2005

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Equal quantities of potato and swede, or turnips the nearer to Scotland you are, cooked and mashed together with lots of butter. Usually served smooth, I prefer to just crush them with a fork.


  • 450 g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled
  • 450 g (1


  • Quarter the potatoes and cut the swedes into similar-sized pieces. Simmer the two together in a pan of boiling salted water for 20-30 minutes until tender.

  • Drain, then return to the pan and shake over a low heat for a moment to dry them out.

  • Using a fork or potato masher, break the potato and swede up, leaving them as coarse or as smooth a