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Mar 17, 2012 04:25 AM


any recipes for turnips? Can they replace potatoes?

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

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    1. re: melpy

      Thanks that's what I wanted to know.

      1. re: melpy

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

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

          1. 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.

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            1. re: ElenaRose

              yellow turnips or white? that sounds delicious.

              1. re: magiesmom

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