One too many turnips fell off the truck

We joined a CSA this year and have been inundated with turnips.  Neither my husband or I had ever eaten a turnip, until this spring.  But what do you do with turnips?  Do you peel them?  How do you cook them: boil them, roast them, bake them?  Do you eat them raw?  A friend suggested cutting them up and adding them to our salad.  We thought that sounded strange, but gave it a try.  They taste like a radish just a little sweeter.  We later found out that she was thinking radishes not turnips, but had we not taken her suggestion we wouldn’t have known that we like turnips cut up in our salad. 🙂

Due to the size of turnips we were going through them pretty slowly just using them in our salads so we searched for turnip recipes.  We tried Scalloped Turnips and absolutely LOVED them.  We’ve made them a couple of times and haven’t felt the need to try another recipe. It reminds us of scalloped potatoes just not as starchy or heavy feeling.

I am thankful for the random things that we get from our CSA because it allows us to try something new and experiment.

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3 Responses to One too many turnips fell off the truck

  1. Kelly Smith says:

    Glad you like the turnips. It must be a good year for them. Sometimes they are kind of bitey, but when they aren’t, they are really good. Have you cooked the greens? As I remember, they are decent. Must be nice living in the garden state! They have CSAs around here, but I think most of them are enough of a drive that I don’t want to pick stuff up every week, but I should check next year to see if there are new ones closer.

  2. JC says:

    That was my plan all along… I was just trying to get you to try something new 😉

  3. JC says:

    I made these for dinner last night. YUM!

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