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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 http://www.food.com/recipe/turnip-puf.... 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.

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

                  1. 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.

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                    1. re: Buckskin2

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