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Maria’s Recipes: Root Vegie Mash with Thyme

*Swede, large x 1

*Carrots x 2

*Fresh Thyme x 3 or 4 sprigs

*Oil x 2 tablespoon’s

*Butter x 2 tablespoon’s

*Salt & Pepper to taste

*Pinch of nutmeg

*Optional, ¼ cup of cream


-Peel swede, (peeling carrots are optional, just wash all vegies).

-Cut into similar sized chunks (about 1.5cm).

-Cover with water and bring to a boil with a pinch of salt, then simmer for around 12-15 minutes until soft.

-Pick fresh thyme leaves and discard stems. Heat oil and toast thyme leaves until slightly crispy and fragrant, being careful not to burn.  Set aside thyme oil.

-Drain root vegetables and mash with some salt and pepper, butter and optional cream.  Stir through thyme oil and pinch of nutmeg.

-Serve with cooked meat or use as a topping on a cottage pie.

Serves 2 or 3 as a side dish