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Old 01-12-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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How do you prepare turnips

Do you cut them or peel them, boil them, nuke them?? Never done them before. I love veggies!!!
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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They are soooooo healthy!

Peel (sort of), cube, steam until fork tender, mash with butter ... yummmm!
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thanks. Sound yummy. I am always looking for new veggies. Are they stronge in flavor or subtle?
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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Cook them briefly (steaming) and they're subtle. Overcook them (as in adding to stews) and they're strong. They are abundant in tons of antioxidants, eat up!

Some people add cheese or deep fry them, but I have to watch my calories.
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I like to peel and cut them into medium sized diced pieces. Toss them in Olive Oil, add some Kosher Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, minced Fresh Garlic, and some Rosemary. Pour on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until cooked through and brown.

ALMOST like roasted potatoes!
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:32 AM   #6
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Oh my goodness, does that sound yummy!!! How many do you make for two people??
I would think about 3?
Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:09 AM   #7
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I add them to soup -- it satifies my tastes as a replacement for potatoes in veggie beef soup. Just had a bowl last night...........
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:33 AM   #8
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I used them in curry without any strong taste. Of course, I peeled them thickly, past the white ring running just under (about 1/8 th inch) the peel. If you cut off the ends first you will find the ring of white. It seems to help get rid of the strong taste on older turnips. Young turnips (fresh from the garden) aren't as strong as the ones that have been in storage.

I also add to stews, soups and roasts. Haven't tried fried yet. I do weigh mine out to keep control of my carb count. Used to be I would pass them by rather than try them but DH has always loved them. Now I love them too.
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Old 01-14-2006, 05:40 AM   #9
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Eat them raw!!!! (sliced, or in sticks)

So yummy! My favorite raw veggie! Great with LC dips.

You gotta try this!
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Old 01-14-2006, 05:59 AM   #10
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Okay... bought my turnips today. I am going to do just yogurt early on then have a chicken breast with baked turnips this evening. The ones I bought had no stems and they seemed kinda small. So...we will see, they sound terrific!!!
Thanks for the info!
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I usually try and get the smallest ones I can find...they are much less bitter tasting than the larger ones. The only thing is, they are small enough that when you peel them, you've got to watch out you don't peel a knuckle along with the turnip skin...
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:21 AM   #12
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I really like them sliced thin and layered with cheese then pour over cream and bake. Kind of like scalloped potatoes
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:51 AM   #13
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These all sound like great ideas. Running off to put turnips on the grocery list.....
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:08 AM   #14
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Sounds delicious! Thanks for the great ideas here!

We used to eat them years ago mashed with carrots, pepper and butter. Yikes too much Sugar!

I am all for extra-antioxidants!

Thanks again.
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My favorite for turnips:

Nuke about 3 cups turnips (cut into small chunks) until tender, drain.
Melt butter in a skillet, add the turnips and 1/2 chopped onion. Onion can be left out.
Mix 1 teaspoon Splenda, 1/2 teaspoon beef broth, 1/8 teaspoon paprika. Pour over the turnips, coating the turnips and saute for another minute or two.

This is for 6 servings.

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Old 01-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #16
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I still haven't tried these, but mean to! Seems I read somewhere to cook them in a little cream to get rid of the strong taste. I guess I gotta just buy some and try it!
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:27 PM   #17
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I usually eat them raw. I like them cooked. Try to find smaller ones they are not as strong flavor. When I was little my mom used to boil them then mash with butter. Really good.
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #18
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I either boil or steam them and then, while they're still warm, I puree them with some sour cream, butter, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor. They taste like garlic mashed potatoes!
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:12 PM   #19
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If you will pour off the liquid after you cook them and add more water and reheat them they want be as bitter .But I don,t like the turnip root part. I like the green leafy part just boil then and put some bacon or ham in them and a dash of salt cook untill tender .yummy.
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