Rotmos med fläsklägg

Peasant food. One-pot meal. Comfort food. Root mash with ham hock. A traditional Swedish dish and quite a common meal in the Swedish-speaking part of Finland, as well. We used to serve it at the Viking Centre, where I worked during my teen summers. For me, this dish is a piece of home, really.

Peel and chop 600 g rutabaga or swede, 600 g floury potatoes, 400 g carrots and 200 g yellow onions and place in a big pot. Add 300 g brined and smoked ham hock (or another pork part). Cover with water, taste with salt and let simmer for a couple of hours until everything is tender. Remove the pork and excess water. Mash coarsely. Cut the meat. Serve with mild mustard.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. That sounds so simple yet so yummy. I love ham hocks. So much that I’ve been known to bite pigs on the leg when I see them walking down the street!

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  2. Sparkyjen says:

    Gorgeous! It looks like it could tide the body over for a while. It’s so colorful, which I personally like a lot. Presentation is everything in my eyes. I don’t regularly eat meat, but I would be willing to give it a taste. And mustard is one of my favorite condiments. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Mums! says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words 😘🙏🏻

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  4. Mums! says:

    Thank you, dear, for your kind words 🙏🏻 They mean a lot to me 🥰

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  5. Sparkyjen says:

    You are very welcome. Highest and Best!✨

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  6. Thinking this would also be good with tempeh in place of the ham, for a vegan meal (I’m vegan). The mash sounds delicious.

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  7. Mums! says:

    Absolutely! This mash can most certainly be transformed into a vegan dish. You might want to add some spices (I’m thinking bay leaf, maybe allspice – anything to your liking, really) and oil. Go for it and feel free to share the result 🙏🏻😘☀️😋

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