HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >


Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 04:25 AM

any recipes for turnips? Can they replace potatoes?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. melpy RE: Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 04:55 AM

    White turnip I put in stew in place of potato. Yellow turnip ( rutabaga) mash like potato.

    2 Replies
    1. re: melpy
      Buckskin2 RE: melpy Mar 17, 2012 06:36 AM

      Thanks that's what I wanted to know.

      1. re: melpy
        Yongeman RE: melpy Mar 17, 2012 11:11 AM

        Interesting...I put rutabaga into stew, although we also mash it for, say, Christmas dinner.

      2. l
        Lady_Tenar RE: Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 03:07 PM

        I wouldn't say that they replace potatoes, because they've got a stronger, more cabbage-y flavor, but you can use them like you would potatoes--mashing, roasting, adding to stews etc.

        Yellow turnips (aka swedes or rutabagas) are close to my heart because they are a key part of one of my favorite family recipes, Cornish pasties. Pasties are savory pastries filled with diced steak, potato, onion, swede, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh parsley (not everyone uses the parsley but I love it.) When I make them, I prefer to have much more swede than potato in there because I love it so much!

        1. a
          abacus2 RE: Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 03:56 PM

          I don't know about the potatoes part, but my mother's favorite recipe for turnip is a turnip puff - see http://www.food.com/recipe/turnip-puf.... Even people who are not that fond of turnip generally like this.

          1. e
            ElenaRose RE: Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 06:22 PM

            I can't remember where I got this recipe, but last year I started braising turnips in a little apple cider vinegar with apples and onions, and it's so easy it ended up a go-to recipe.

            2 Replies
            1. re: ElenaRose
              magiesmom RE: ElenaRose Mar 17, 2012 07:34 PM

              yellow turnips or white? that sounds delicious.

              1. re: magiesmom
                ElenaRose RE: magiesmom Apr 2, 2012 06:26 AM

                they were white I believe, and I'd add the greens too.

            2. j
              jerry i h RE: Buckskin2 Mar 17, 2012 06:56 PM


              1. mcf RE: Buckskin2 Apr 2, 2012 06:33 AM

                Both turnips and rutabaga are great in place of potatoes in this gratin: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... I don' t mind the slight bitterness from white turnip (rutabaga has a sweetish taste) but using small ones really reduces it. I use them mashed in place of potatoes, too.

                1. chefathome RE: Buckskin2 Apr 2, 2012 08:00 AM

                  Turnips, parsnips, carrots make great chips. Just slice very thinly with your mandoline or sharp knife.

                  1. b
                    Buckskin2 RE: Buckskin2 Apr 6, 2012 03:54 AM

                    We used them with a pork roast. They were so good my wife is going to grow some in the garden this year. I'm keeping my eye open for the yellow ones.

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Buckskin2
                      mcf RE: Buckskin2 Apr 6, 2012 06:18 AM

                      Those yellow ones are actually rutabagas... a different thing, though often called yellow turnips. Love them, too.

                    Show Hidden Posts