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MusicLover23
07-15-2012, 02:00 PM
I am going to try turnip fries today..!!! :) ....my question is.. do I eat the turnip fries as a veggie, like , do I eat 2 cups of those? can somebody help me im a little confuse :?:


mompattie
07-15-2012, 02:01 PM
Yup just measure them raw. And try and stop at 2 cups. They are delish!!!

Meagan240
07-15-2012, 02:01 PM
I went by how much the turnips were before cut and cooked.


MusicLover23
07-15-2012, 02:25 PM
THank you very much!! i am so excited to try it !! :)

Meagan240
07-15-2012, 02:26 PM
Good luck to you! :)

MusicLover23
07-15-2012, 02:58 PM
Good luck to you! :)

THank you!! :)

mammoth357
07-15-2012, 03:25 PM
I had them last week...peeled them, cut into thin fries (cook better)...added 2 tsp EVOO to fry pan, got it hot and threw the turnips in. Added sea salt, pepper, and mrs dash salt-free spicy herb blend...some garlic and onion powder and stir to mix around the herbs....fried till tender but firm centers and dumped on a paper towel. Then the happy-times began!

Just awesome!
Cheers
Jake

New Englander
07-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Is this a trick question? A: With your mouth!!! ;) Sorry had to! I'm in one of my "moods"...

BLUEJEWEL
07-15-2012, 04:01 PM
I just went and got rutabega to do them for dinner tonight, excited.

greeniris
07-15-2012, 05:13 PM
I'm trying something new with them tonight...turnip (potato) salad. Will let you know how it turns out!

mylastdiet
07-15-2012, 07:32 PM
I use rutabega more than turnip, but in the same recipes. Simply because I found the rutabega to have a milder flavor and really works well in dishes that would normally have potatoes.
I slice them like fries, then dice them in to smaller pieces. Start them in a skillet, then once they have started softening I add whatever meat I am using that night. Then, I vary what seasonings I use, depending on my mood. My favorite right now is rutabega, ground beef, and curry powder. Yum!!
This would all work with a turnip also, but the turnip will probably add a little different flavor to your dish.

BLUEJEWEL
07-15-2012, 07:33 PM
On the rutabega or turnip fries...I have seen two recipes, same ingredients but one says bake at 425 the other says to cook them in a frying pan...has anyone tried both ways and have a preference? The idea of turning the oven on to 425 seems counterproductive to the AC I have running ;) hmm, what to do, though I have plenty where I could cook 1/2 & 1/2 and give you my opinion...that is probably what I will do.

mylastdiet
07-15-2012, 07:33 PM
Is this a trick question? A: With your mouth!!! ;) Sorry had to! I'm in one of my "moods"...

Cute! :dizzy:

mammoth357
07-15-2012, 10:05 PM
I think the rutabaga has more carbs, like twice the calories, and more sugars in it then the turnip...

rainbowsmiles
07-15-2012, 10:49 PM
grated and made into hash brown patties!!! a favorite breakfast for supper option...over easy, poached or hard boiled eggs, turnip hash browns, a piece of turkey bacon and come coffee!! :)

i also grate turnips and stuff in my homemade cabbage rolls with ground turkey or beef instead to replace the rice!! can also do this with rutabagas in stuffed bell peppers!!

greeniris
07-15-2012, 11:14 PM
RE: the Turnip "potato" salad I made tonight...don't know if I overcooked the turnips or if it was just a bad idea, but the turnips were mushy.

rainbowsmiles
07-16-2012, 08:52 AM
RE: the Turnip "potato" salad I made tonight...don't know if I overcooked the turnips or if it was just a bad idea, but the turnips were mushy.

this happened to me too...the first time i tried . i read that turnips have more moisture in them than potatoes and need to be "air dried" a bit before mixing...and i found that idea to be very effective. here is the recipe below that i use. hope that helps :)

"Turn-tato" salad

6 to 8 small turnips, peeled and cubed
6 to 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (but i only use 1 egg yolk just to add a wee bit of yellow specks)
1/2 cup green, red, or orange sweet bell pepper, diced (i do all three colors)
1 stalk celery, finely diced
2 shallots finely diced
WF Mayo or homemade mayo--large dollop and add more to desired consistency, see below
1 tablespoon sugar-free sweet pickles and juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash Paprika

Boil the cubed turnips in salted water as you would potatoes, until tender but not real soft.

Drain, dump into cold ice water to stop cooking and prevent them from getting mushy, they drain again immediately and cool about 10 mins. Let the turnips dry out a little. I put mine on a paper towel to dry for a few minutes. Turnips are slightly 'wetter' than potatoes, that's why you should do this.

In the meantime, chop up the egg whites and 1 egg yolk, colored peppers, shallots and celery--or any other vegetable you like in your "potato" salad-- and set aside.

When the turnips are a little dry, put in large bowl. Add the chopped veggies, sweet pickles and eggs, and homemade or WF Mayo. Use a good-size spoonful and if the salad is too dry, add a little more but not too much because the turnips are moister than potatoes. Gently fold over mixture, don't stir too hard.
Salt and pepper to taste, mixing well if you add this after it's mixed.

Chill for a bit before serving!!

dizzyjean
07-16-2012, 09:59 AM
You are all very creative. I have tried rutabagas...now I will try turnips.
Thanks!