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Jul 8, 2007 05:51 AM

Spring Turnips

We got some spring turnips from our CSA yesterday. Because my mother had a serious hate on for turnips I don't think I have ever eaten turnips of any kind and therefore have no idea what to do with them. Any thoughts on what to do with these bad boys?

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  1. I too, am a complete turnip novice, and got some through our CSA. We used a Claudia Roden recipe that came out beautifully. Peel and cube the turnips (about 1-2 inch chunks), boil in salted water until tender, then saute in butter, then add dates, saute some more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Supremely comforting stuff.

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    1. re: rose water

      They are so delicious. I too just got introduced to them through our CSA. Thanks to the post below, I have been cutting them into matchsticks, putting them into a small saucepan with just a little bit of water, butter and S &P, and cooking til the water is gone and they start to sizzle. We can't get enough of them.

    2. Roasted Turnips are wonderful - just cube or cut into french fry like pieces (depending on the size of the turnip) sprinkle a bit of olive oil and salt and roast in the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes.

      1. Roast them with a pot roast in place of (or along with) potatoes.