Use swedes to create a range of dishes such as mash, neeps, soups and gnocchi.
For Christmas, you can even glaze and roast a swede to serve instead of a ham. Once washed, peeled and chopped, freeze any extra swedes chunks left over or to keep for later. Place in a bag or container once prepared in peeled chunks to keep for a later date.
How to prepare for cooking or freezing
Cut off the thin root, top with leaves, and wash each swede
Chop in half with a large knife, and use a potato peeler to remove the skin
Place the flat side of each half down on a chopping board and chop into similar size chunks
On Burns night (25 January) impress friends and family with your own homemade accompaniment to haggis. Cut into similar sized chunks, boil and then roast with boiled potatoes. Mash together and add cream and butter to taste.