5 Ways to Cook Turnips

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5 Ways to Cook Turnips
5 Ways to Cook Turnips

Generally available at markets and fairs, turnips are nutritious and can provide an unexpected burst of flavor to almost any dish. The turnip tastes like a radish, but it's more like a potato when it's cooked. Turnips can be sauteed, grilled, simmered, roasted or even enjoyed raw. If you want to know how to cook them in different ways, just follow these steps.


braised turnips

  • 3 to 4 small turnips.
  • 1 cup of chopped onion.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Pepper to taste.
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Grilled turnips

  • 0, 5 kg sliced ​​turnips.
  • 3 tablespoons of oil, divided.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Pepper to taste.
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic.
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley.
  • 1 lemon zest.

roasted turnips

  • 680 g of turnips.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Pepper to taste.


Method 1 of 5: Prepare the turnips

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Step 1. Choose fresh turnips

Fresh turnips will have heavy skin, lush green leaves and will be firm to the touch. Avoid turnips with brown spots or whose green foliage looks unhealthy, as these are indicators that the turnips are not fresh. The older the turnip, the greater the bitter aftertaste.

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Step 2. Use a sharp knife to cut the green stalks

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Step 3. Wash the turnips in cold water

This will remove any bacteria or dirt.

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Step 4. Peel the turnips

Use a sharp knife to peel the turnips' tough skin. If the turnip is already peeling off the skin or if the skin is cracked, then you will need to peel back the older layers to expose the newer, fresher layers underneath. This method is similar to peeling an onion.

Method 2 of 5: Braised turnips

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Step 1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat

Wait 30 seconds or more for the butter to heat up.

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Step 2. Saute 1 cup of chopped onion in skillet

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Step 3. Cut three to four turnips into thin strips

Cut them into thin strips that resemble French fries.

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Step 4. Add the turnips to the skillet with the onion when it starts to soften

Add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet.

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Step 5. Cook the turnips for five minutes, then reduce the heat to low

Keep cooking them until they are tender. Then remove them from the heat and season them with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 6. Serve

Sprinkle the turnips with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, mix and serve while hot.

Method 3 of 5: Grilled Turnips

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Step 1. Light the barbecue

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Step 2. Cut 0.5 kg of turnips into quarters

When they are ready, skewer them with a toothpick to facilitate grilling.

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Step 3. Brush the turnips on both sides with a tablespoon of oil

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Step 4. Season them with salt and pepper to taste

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Step 5. Grill the turnips over moderately high heat until tender

It should take about 2 minutes to grill each side of the turnips. When they are ready, put them on a platter.

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Step 6. Cook 1 tablespoon garlic and 2 tablespoons oil over high heat in a skillet

Wait 1-2 minutes until the oil starts to sizzle.

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Step 7. Reduce the heat to low

Cook the garlic for another 2 minutes or until golden.

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Step 8. Turn off the heat and add 2 tablespoons chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon pepper

Mix the ingredients well.

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Step 9. Spoon the oil mixture onto the turnips

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Step 10. Serve

Cover the turnips with the zest of 1 lemon and eat while they are hot.

Method 4 of 5: Roasted Turnips

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Step 1. Preheat oven to 260°C

Place the shelf in the middle.

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Step 2. Peel and cut 680 g of turnips into quarters

The pieces should look like lemon wedges.

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Step 3. Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a small skillet

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Step 4. Mix the turnips with the melted butter in a small bowl

Season them with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 5. Place the turnips on a baking sheet

Leave space between pieces.

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Step 6. Bake the turnips for 25 to 30 minutes until tender and golden

During the process you should shake the pan once or twice so that the turnips are evenly roasted.

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Step 7. Serve

Enjoy these tasty roast turnips while they're hot.

Method 5 of 5: Cook turnips in other ways

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Step 1. Substitute half the potatoes in your favorite recipe for turnips

Prepare the turnips the same way you would the potatoes. The result will be a surprising subtle flavor.

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Step 2. Cut the turnips and serve them raw

These slices can be eaten alone, with a pinch of salt, or you can use them in hamburgers and other dishes in place of raw onions.

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Step 3. Grate the raw turnips

Use a cheese grater to grate the turnips. Place them on top of your favorite salad. They will add a crunchy texture and a different flavor.

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Step 4. Chop the turnips and add them to soups

Put them in your favorite soups just before you cook them, just as you would celery or onions. They will boil in the broth and add a rich flavor.

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Step 5. Boil the turnips

Cut the turnips into thick slices and blanch them in a steamer basket for three to five minutes. Spread them out on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 55 º C for about 8 to 10 hours. When they are dry or brittle to the touch, remove them and let them cool. Serve them dry as a snack or add them to soup as you would toast.

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Step 6. Finished


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