I LOVE turnips!! I love growing them and I love eating them! :)
They are just about as easy to grow as summer squash, just plant the seeds, keep them watered and be sure to thin them out. My only problem has been ways to prepare them. We can only eat so much mashed potatoes and turnips; although, I could probably eat that every day! ;~) I also like to add them to the slow cooker with carrots and onions when making a roast and even grate them over our salads in place of radishes. I did a search for turnip recipes recently and found one for Scalloped Turnips on one of my favorite sites, Simply Recipes. This recipe is so very easy and so very, very tasty!
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions (I used leeks because I had them)
4 cups peeled, thinly sliced turnips
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1-quart casserole dish. In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter and lightly saute onions until just wilted.
Layer a third of the sliced turnips in the casserole dish; top with a third of the onions; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of flour, 1/3 teaspoon salt and one grind of pepper; top with dollops from 1 tablespoon of the butter. Repeat this layering twice.
Mix milk and cream together and pour over the turnips. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes then remove cover and bake for another 30 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until tender and bubbly.
If you are looking for ways to eat more turnips, I highly recommend trying this recipe! :)
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