Roasted garlic and swede hash

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Luke Holder cooks down swede into a rich, buttery hash before combining with sweet roasted garlic in his stunning side recipe. Proof that careful treatment of even the most unglamorous of vegetables can yield fantastic results.

First published in 2018




Roasted garlic and swede hash


Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
Place the garlic on a baking tray with a little rock salt underneath. Roast for 40 minutes until soft, then remove and allow to cool
While the garlic is roasting, peel and roughly dice the swede into large chunks
  • 1 swede, approximately 500g
Soften half the butter in a large pan with a lid, set over a medium heat. Add the swede to the butter, season well and place the lid on the pan. Begin to sweat the swede in the butter
Allow to cook until soft, checking every so often. If it starts to get too dry, add a splash of water
Once the swede is cooked through, add the remaining cold butter and mash. Squeeze all the garlic out of the skins and into the swede and mash well. Season to taste and serve warm
First published in 2018

Luke Holder comes by his taste for ultra-authentic local cuisine honestly: he's spent large chunks of his career soaking up regional techniques in far-flung parts of the world.

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