Thanks to the many, delicious responses to my plea for ways to prepare the huge basket of turnips I harvested, I have a great selection now.
I didn’t want to hog them all to myself, though, especially since many of the suggestions came direct to email instead of in the comments. Here is a round up of turnip recipes and ideas you all have generously shared:
–put a few tops and roots in with the pot roast along with the onions, garlic, potatoes and carrots. Or steam them along with equal sized chunks of rutabaga, parsnips and carrots and then add garlic, butter and a little salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar… from Dannett
–Turnips are EXCELLENT whipped, like potatoes. Even whipped WITH potatoes. I like them in chicken soup. Not in huge amounts, of course, just enough to kick the extra sweet taste of the carrots…jrad
–Use the smaller ones…peel, chop in 1″ pieces, boil in some low sodium chicken broth (or plain water), mash, add some [butter], a little salt, a little cream/milk, and the secret, just a teaspoon or so of sugar… from Sandra
–slice thin and deep fat fry for chips, just peel, slice and eat, cut up in salads and cook and put butter and salt on them. Yummy!…from Kimberly
–Try mixing them with potatoes; mashed is how we like ’em best…Deborah
Several people also suggested shredding and making slaw/raw salad.
For even more suggestions, go to the comments section in this post: Turnip Harvest
And by the way, I just made some Turnip Bread and it was delicious! Thanks, Victoria!