Rumbledethumps is a Scottish side dish that is a bit like mashed potatoes if they were made into a casserole with cabbage, turnips, and cheese. I love all of those, so this is like comfort food from my ancestors. I love learning about the traditional foods from my heritage and since the Scottish aren’t necessarily known for their cooking, I was happy to discover this gem.
- 9”x13” baking dish
- Large skillet
- large pot
- Potato masher or hand mixer
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ head green cabbage thinly sliced
- 2 ½ lbs yellow potatoes peeled, chopped into large chunks
- 1 lb turnips peeled, chopped into large chunks
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup chives chopped
- sea salt to taste
- 4 oz cheddar cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Place cabbage in the skillet and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Add potatoes and turnips to a large pot and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until tender. Drain and return potatoes and turnips to the pot.
- Add butter to the pot, then use a potato masher or a hand mixer to mash the potatoes and turnips.
- Stir in chives and cabbage. Add salt to taste.
- Spread mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
- Uncover dish and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is golden brown.