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#1 of 14 Old 11-13-2006, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was given some fresh-from-the-garden (organic too!) turnips and don't know what to do with them. : The fellow who gave them to me doesn't like the smell of them cooking so he suggested I peel and eat them. I will try one that way, but what can I make using the rest of them?

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rub them with a little olive oil and roast them. Throw in some carrots and potatoes if you have them too.
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They taste good raw in salads and also are fabulous in soups.

Are they the colored ones? Red and yellow concentric circles inside?

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They taste good raw in salads and also are fabulous in soups.

Are they the colored ones? Red and yellow concentric circles inside?

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I haven't cut one open yet but the tops are purple. They are very pretty.
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my grandparents cut them up, put salt on them and eat them raw
they also cook them and then mash them up like mashed potatoes
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I had two that turned soft(ish) on me. I peeled and roasted them with potatoes and carrots, along with an acorn squash. Then I used a hand blender to make squash soup. Currently my favorite way to get a variety of veggies into my meat-loving DH.

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Ooh, I just saw a recipe in one of my magazines for turnip and sweet potato pancakes. I'll go look now.......

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This is by NO means a low-fat dish, but I made it this weekend and it was super easy and totally delicious! (I even ate some cold the next day. Yes, I love those root veggies.)

Turnips with Cream Sauce
Ingredients:
turnips
butter
half&half (or heavy cream, if you're really feeling decadent)

Oil or spray a baking dish.
Preheat oven to 375.

Cut off tops/bottoms of turnips and peel or scrub.
Slice fairly thin (1/4"). Layer turnip slices in baking dish, tucking in bits of butter between some pieces. Pour half&half over turnips, til most are covered. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and some dried thyme leaves.
Bake about 40 min., or until turnips are soft and sauce has thickened. You may want to cover the dish for at least part of the time, as the slices on top tend to get a little crispy otherwise.

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Ack, my bad, my recipe is for parsnips.

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Mashed turnips with pepper & lotsa butter!

Definitely not low-fat!

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I like to add turnips to homemade veggie pot pie.

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Thanks for all the ideas!
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I boil them with potatoes and mash 'em up. Actually, I am making mashed turnip/potatoes tonight with a nut loaf. Yuuuuummmmmmmy!

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