Fried Turnip Roots

Posted by JMom | Monday, June 11, 2007 | , , | 3 comments »

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We got these gorgeous turnip roots from the garden the other day and I wanted to cook them right away to take advantage of their freshness. Normally, I would simply cook these roots along with the greens or just boil them and simply buttered. This time around, I wanted to try something new because the 'simply boiled' recipes just was not such a big hit with the girls.

I thought I would try pan frying them, much like you would potatoes. It was a hit! The girls loved them cooked this way and we almost finished the whole dish in one sitting!

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Turnip roots, sliced into 1/4 inch thickness
1 large onion, chopped
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup Water

Melt the butter over medium heat. Place the turnips and onions and pan fry on one side for a few minutes until they start to get some color. Turn over and let it brown some more. Add 1/2 cup water, season with salt and pepper and cover. Let it cook until all the liquid has evaporated and it starts sizzling again. Adjust the seasoning and serve.


  1. Rachel // 6/13/2007 3:36 PM  

    these sounds really good and i am not even sure if i like turnips!

  2. Omom // 6/15/2007 9:53 PM  

    I'll have to try that when the girls are in LA...sounds interesting. TGIF!

  3. Pookah // 6/23/2007 6:32 AM  

    Beautiful photograph!
    Sounds good too!