If you’re not familiar with them, dealing with rutabagas can be a little intimidating. They’re round, so they are hard to stabilize to cut with a knife. They’re usually covered with wax (when bought commercially). AND, they’re dense and hard, so cutting them can be challenging. All this makes them a little scary for the kitchen novice. I found a simple way to cut them without using a vegetable peeler, which can be a bit awkward when trying to trim the peel from a round vegetable.
This way is simple to me, but I will say that you should be comfortable with using a paring knife to use this method. Check out the following video to see how it’s done!
I hope this helps!