(Lanttulaatikko — Finland)
2 (1 pound) rutabagas
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 teaspoons granulated sugar or corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Slice and pare rutabagas; cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling.
Add rutabagas. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
Drain rutabagas, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
Mash rutabagas with reserved liquid or puree through food mill or blender.
Stir remaining ingredients except butter into rutabagas.
Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole; dot with butter.
Bake at 350 degrees F until top is light brown, 45 to 50 minutes.
Yields 6 to 8 servings