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Is there anything truly delicious that can be made with turnips? To me, they always taste like someone farted in an old sock

asked by @BeanAndBeeBlog over 4 years ago

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chef elina
added over 4 years ago

U can bake them like French fries or boil them with salt n pepper on a cold day or put them in soup

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LE BEC FIN
added over 4 years ago

i really really hate turnips but i did find out last year that there is a kind of turnip that is pretty tasty. macomber maybe? (or maybe that's one of the horrible strong flavored ones?)

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zack
added over 4 years ago

you may roast whole, wrapped in foil with tons of butter, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper until tender (cake tester can be easily inserted). Then dice and glaze in butter and chicken stock. would go nicely with a roast.

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Jackie
added over 4 years ago

Turnip Root Soup made with turnips, potatoes and onions. http://syrupandbiscuits...

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petitbleu
added over 4 years ago

I always love the simplicity of stewed turnips. Simmer cubed turnips in milk until soft. Mash or puree them and add butter, salt and pepper, and a little sugar to taste.

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Sam1148
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added over 4 years ago

Nope, It rather a unique taste...But rather on the earthy side of the taste profile.

I'm with you in the 'don't like' but will eat them...I won't go out of my way for them. Diced in turnip greens is probably the best way to eat them----with the vinegar pepper sauce.


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Brette Warshaw
added over 4 years ago

I like to roast them with a ton of salt and pepper and spices. The texture gets nice and they're reminiscent of potatoes that way.

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healthierkitchen
added over 4 years ago

they do become potato like in looks and I love them this way ( I stick to the white baby ones) but my family is always disappointed that they're not potatoes when they bite in!

bigpan
added over 4 years ago

If you don't like turnip - don't buy them. Otherwise, I cube them with other root veg, toss with some tomato paste, and roast.

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nutcakes
added over 4 years ago

They are excellent glazed with butter and sugar to bring out a caramelized sweetness. I love turnips added to a beef stew with carrots and potatoes, goes really well. I like it added to barley and lamb soup.

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amysarah
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added over 4 years ago

There's a classic French spring lamb stew (Navarin d'Agneau) made with white wine, whole baby onions, carrots, etc. and turnips. My mother used to make it actually - sadly, I don't have her recipe, but no doubt Julia Child, Patricia Wells, Jacques Pepin and so on would have one. Also, The Amateur Gourmet posted a recipe the other day for a Thai turnip omelet that looked really good and easy.

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arcane54
added over 4 years ago

Sorry, I've tried to write a sensible answer (even helpful) but can't stop laughing over your question. That's first time I've ever heard a turnip compared to a fart... too funny -- but not inaccurate.

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