Monday, May 12, 2014
Turnips are Terrific?
*no promises. If you think beets taste like dirt, I have no clue what you'll think of turnips. I find turnips to be somewhere between a potato, a radish and an apple, three foods that do not initially seem to have much in common. If cooked well, they can be starchy and slightly sweet.
+I said taste terrific, not smell. Turnips smell…like turnips. It is not the best food smell I know, so let's leave it at that.
3 C Turnips
3-5 T butter
1/4 C water + 1 t Better than Bullion (Chicken Flavor)
salt and pepper
Cut your turnips up nice and small, I think I did a 1/4" dice (or would have if my dicing were accurate like that). Melt your butter over medium low heat. Add the cut up turnips. Let them sit for about 5 minutes, they should develop some color. Then turn them and let them cook for another 5 minutes (more color!). Finally, add your liquid. I bet you could use a quarter cup of chicken stock, but I think the water + bullion is more concentrated in flavor? Anyway. Let the turnips cook another 5-10 minutes. You don't want them to be mushy, but they shouldn't be hard. Add salt and pepper at the end, because your stock/bullion/whathaveyou may be saltier than you think!