Turnip. WTF do I do with this thing?
- hooliganyouth Mar 17, 2008 01:40 PM
Once or twice or several times a year I start getting all riled up and seek out new vegetables/greens/roots and I just decided to give turnips a chance.
The only problem now is how I make them taste worth while and not like Soviet-era gulag fare?
Sure there's the "treat them like potatoes" route but I'm looking for something new. If I want potatoes I'll have them.
What tricks do you guys have? Are there any particularly interesting & flavourful recipes out there?
i have a turnip lurking in my fridge drawer. i can't stand them cooked or at least how ive eaten them cooked in the past. so i am going to try and cut them up raw with a hummus or like dip, as that was recommended to me.
How about pink turnip pickles. A Middle Eastern favorite.
2 lbs of turnips peeled and cut into slices. You can do sticks, wedges or rounds what ever you like.
1 beet peeled and cut into same shape as turnips
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 Tbs salt
3/4 tsp sugar
Put turnips and beets into a jar. Mix brine until salt and sugar dissolve and pour over vegetables. Let stand for a week or so then refridgerate.
just do 'em up with the rest of your roasted veggies-- particularly good with potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, tossed in evoo, sea salt and thyme, or alternately cumin & chili, or your favorite spice mixture, or put them under a roasting chicken.