Can’t turn your nose up turnips.

4 Feb
The other day I had a hankering for tons of veggies.  I went to the grocery store and bought a bazillion different kinds with all kinds of ideas of what I’d do with them.  Don’t ask me why.  Maybe my body needed the nutrition, or maybe I’m just a weirdo.
One vegetable stood out to me that I don’t normally buy – turnips.  I’m always like, “what the heck do I do with those!?”  But they were so darn beautiful and for whatever reason I remembered my Grandmother’s mashed turnips and immediately I knew I had to buy them.
From what I recall, my Grandmother would make something similar to this on Thanksgiving.  She recently passed away and I know her recipes are out there floating among my family members so as far as I know it is similar, but maybe I’m wrong.  I do remember her mashed turnips being creamy, flavorful and tasting a lot like mashed potatoes.  So I gave it a whirl!
Oh, and the measurements I used made about a side dish amount.
Here is my recipe for:
Can’t Turn Your Nose Up Turnips.
You will need:
-3 medium turnips
-1/2 cup milk
-2 TBS of butter (I used smart balance)
-salt and pepper
1.) Begin by peeling and dicing the turnips.  I used a vegetable peeler which worked pretty well.  It’s a little hard to grip them but you get the hang of it after a few tries.
2.) Place diced turnip pieces in a pot of water and boil until tender, about 20 minutes.
3.) Put turnip pieces in food processor with milk and butter.  You may have to do this in batches depending on how big your food processor is.
4.) Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
And if you’re feeling extra frisky, have your turnips with a big ol hunk of bread.
They came out perfect.  Creamy, savory and not bitter at all.  Delicious and nutritious!  And veggie craving was satisfied.  I’m pretty sure my Grandma would be proud.
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7 Responses to “Can’t turn your nose up turnips.”

  1. DessertForTwo February 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    I LOVE turnips! Have you tried turnip greens? They make a mean dip…kinda like the Southern version of spinach dip :)

  2. yourdailygrace February 5, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever even had turnip but these sound delish! I might have to give them a try!

  3. This Italian Family February 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    That bread is gorgeous!

    I have to be honest, I don’t know if I’ve ever had turnips…

  4. Margaux February 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Can you please explain why you didn’t use a Foley Food Mill?

  5. BrittFit February 7, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    mMmMmM love this recipe idea

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