Mashed Rutabaga Dippers

This is a great way to use leftover mash. I had some left over rutabaga mash from dinner the other night and wondered how can I use this. I decided to experiment with my airfryer and make dippers. They turned out really great. They are good to eat alone but also as a sidedish to a meal. I had many leftovers from the holidays and made a combined platter.

I mixed some traditional foodstuffs from many cultures on my plate. Fried Plantain like they are done in Haiti. However I do not have a Plantain Press like there so I used a Tacopress like in the Mexican kitchen. I also made the Mashed Rutabaga Dippers. Rutabaga is used in a variety of ways in Sweden and Norway. I also had some Swedish Meatballs I made for Christmas, some slices Beefsteak and a special Swedish sausage named ”Prinskorv”. I had some Hot Sauce in the freezer which I made some time ago when making Buffalo Chicken Wings. A quite International plate that tasted so great. I made all in the airfryer. I love I can fry now and no greasy oil, just a little spray.

Recipe for Swedish Meatballs and even Hot Sauce and Fried Plantain can be found separately here on my website.

Ingredients Mashed Rutabaga Dippers:

  • 6 cups leftover mashed rutabaga
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (I made breadcrumbs from Cornflakes which I grinded and mixed with the flour and spices)
  • Oil to fry (either spray if you use airfryer or cooking oil if you fry in a pan)

Sour Cream for dipping


In a large bowl mix together mashed rutabaga, bacon, chives, salt, pepper and cheese until smooth.

Spread onto a large sheet and roll up to a roll or press into an even layer. Let chill for 30 mins – 1 hour to set up.

If you made a roll cut slices from your roll like I did. If you pressed out to a layer cut 3-inch rounds with a cookie cutter and set aside. Roll up remaining mash mix and continue to cut into rounds until complete.

Coat each “cake” in seasoned flour/breadcrumbs mix shaking off excess, then coat in eggmix, then coat again into seasoned flour/breadcrumbs mix.

If you do not have an airfryer heat enough oil in deep sided pan for shallow frying to 170ºC.

Add “cakes” to oil and cook until both sides are golden brown.

In airfryer place your cakes in the airfryer. Set heat to 180 Celsius degrees. Fry for 5 minutes and turn. Fry for another 5 minutes and turn. If your dippers are not golden continue a few more minutes on each side until you have the satisfacrtory crunch and colour.

Serve with sour cream. Enjoy!

You can of course use mashed potatoes instead and make potatoe dippers!

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