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JennaL Jul 8, 2007 05:51 AM

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?

  1. rose water Jul 8, 2007 05:59 AM

    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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      onefineleo Jul 8, 2007 06:48 AM

      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.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/411272

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      tweeze Jul 8, 2007 07:00 AM

      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.

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        Agent Orange Jul 8, 2007 09:04 AM

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

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