[gardeners] Cooked Turnips!

David G. Smith (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 01 Jan 1999 19:52:17 -0500

I've seen George mention a couple times that he doesn't like cooked
turnips.  (I was sort of amused, as that is one of the very few foods I've
heard my father say he doesn't like.  In fact, I can't think of another.)
I don't much like them cooked or raw ether, but I grew them this fall,
since my FIL was offering me seeds.  They did fairly well, so I tried
cooking them, and actually liked them.  Tonight I peeled and sliced them
and cooked them in a little water with celery salt, black pepper, and a
very small amount of margarine, just until tender.  The other time was
basically the same recipe but with a little bacon rather than margarine.

I think it may make a difference that they are yellow turnips.  They are
yellow on the inside and turn green on the top.  They seem much milder than
the purple ones.

David Smith