Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Swede In The Air Fryer. Swede (rutabaga) is one of my favourite root vegetables and it tastes even better roasted in the air fryer.
Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Swede In The Airfryer. I have always loved swede though I have never ever thought of turning it into roasties before. I have always had it the traditional British way. Where you mash it with some carrots and have it as part of your Sunday roast dinner.
Or sometimes I have chopped it up and had it in my favourite veggie bake.
That is as imaginative as I have ever got with swede.
Its not that I don’t like cooking it, but because we only ever seem to buy it when its in season in winter, that is all I have ever done with it.
But before the summer, I was recipe testing swede as part of our campaign to steam more vegetables in the Instant Pot. We had a long day of steaming various vegetables. We did Instant Pot Turnips, Instant Pot Parsnips and of course Instant Pot Swede.
Then all of a sudden, we had all this steamed swede and no real plan of what to do with it. We didn’t have any carrots in so carrot and swede mash was off the menu. Then we were on the Whole30 at the time so couldn’t have our favourite veggie bake that would be loaded up with cheese sauce.
But what about roasted swede instead.
It was just staring at me telling me that I must try roasted swede for the best time ever! That is exactly what I did and this is the Air Fryer Roasted Swede recipe that I came up with!
Swede Vs Rutabaga Vs Neeps
But first did you know that around the world it has so many different names for what we know and love as swede?
In the US and here in Portugal it is known as Rutabaga and in Scotland you would associate it with neeps that are eaten on Burns Night.
Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Swede In The Air Fryer
The great thing about making roasted swede in the air fryer is that because you have part boiled them in the Instant Pot, they need ZERO oil. They don’t even need a trickle of oil.
They are part boiled in the Instant Pot, drained, seasoned and then cooked until nice and crispy in the air fryer.
My two most used kitchen gadgets in my kitchen is the air fryer and the Instant Pot and, in this recipe,, I get to use BOTH!
The Instant Pot has like a zillion uses and steaming vegetables so that they taste like organic vegetables (just without the price tag) is one of its best uses. This is the Instant Pot we own.
Then the air fryer is like your best friend because it doubles up for a deep fat fryer, just without the calories. This is the Air Fryer we own.#SynFree Roasted Swede In The #AirFryer @recipe_thisClick To Tweet
- Peel and dice your swede. Place it into your Instant Pot steamer basket. In your Instant Pot lower the steamer shelf into it and then place the steamer basket on top.
- Pour over a cup of warm water.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 4 minutes on manual pressure.
- Quickly release pressure on your Instant Pot.
- Drain the swede and mix in the garlic puree and the seasoning.
- Place it in the air fryer basket and cook for 14 minutes at 180c/360f.
I didn’t weigh my swede before making it into roasties because it was unplanned. But if you just use a regular sized swede that will be fine. I must admit to being slow at prepping food. I make a terrible kitchen assistant as I just don’t have the speed.
One of my favourite ways to save time and speed me up is to use garlic puree instead of fresh garlic. A teaspoon into a recipe is the 1 second it takes rather than peeling and grating garlic. Plus, you can often get it in jars soaked in water and free of additives. This is the brand we use. Because of the texture of swede, they take a bit longer to cook and become crispy than potatoes take.