A swede is for supper…not just for Christmas!


Swede is such a sexy veg!

Pan fried swede – a magical accompaniment


This is a terrific side dish to go with roast chicken or pork chops. My two kids didn’t miss potatoes one bit with this!

For 4


3 smoked bacon rashers snipped into small pieces or 75 gm lardon

1 tbsp olive oil

1 swede. peeled and cut into small cubes

1 tbsp of fresh thyme

2 whole cloves, peeled and sliced

3 tbsps red wine vinegar

1 tbsp of runny honey


Pan fry the bacon or lardon in a non stick frying pan over a medium heat until crisp and golden.

Spoon out of the pan into a warm dish and put to one side.

Return pan to heat and add the olive oil, along with the swede, thyme and garlic. Season well.

Cook for 15 – 20 minutes until the swede is soft and golden.

Add the vinegar, honey and the bacon / lardon and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the vinegar is absorbed.

I cannot recommend this dish highly enough – humble but hearty – plain but perfect – take the lead –

feed ’em with swede!!

If there is anyone out there from the Swede Marketing Board – I am your man for swede slogans!!