What to do with baby white turnips?

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What to do with baby white turnips?
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 4:32pm

Oops...I found some turnips in my crisper that I'd forgotten about. They came with our produce delivery last Tuesday, so I really need to use them before we get more food delivered tomorrow. They are baby white turnips and there's only a handful of them. Any interesting ideas?

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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 6:03pm
Yup...you can include them peeled, then steamed or boiled in with potatoes or sweet potatoes to make a mash. What I like is to take them and some baby new potatoes, peel and halve, toss into some olive oil with garlic, throw into a pan and cook shaking often for ten minutes. Add a handful of fresh herbs or dried if stuck and some grated Parmesan , stir fry another. Few minutes till cooked. Serve topped with cracked pepper. Whatever you do I hope you enjoy them.
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 6:10pm
Oh they would have been good that way with the fingerlings I cooked this weekend! I do have a few bigger potatoes left. Maybe I'll change up what I was going to make tonight and do the turnips mashed with potatoes.

I'll let you know how it turns out! (And if anyone notices!)
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 7:42pm
Success! DH just came in and taste-tested them (twice) and declared that he'd eat the whole pot. I mixed about 7 small yellow potatoes and 6 baby white turnips, some cheese, milk and salt & pepper.. Yum!
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 3:24am
Peel, grate into your salad. Quick & easy.
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Peel, chop into chunks, add potatoes and boil until tender (for mashed pots) and then whip altogether. (If you like garlic , you can add a garlic clove to it also.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 8:05am
My mom always adds turnips to her beef stew...
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 9:21am
Darn, I should have added garlic to the mash! Next time for sure. It was a great way to hide something healthy in my mashed potatoes. DH only noticed when he got a chunk of one that didn't get mashed up.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 2:45pm
Glad they were good. They do make a nice change and for a lot of the year they are economical too.
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