Re: [gardeners] Cooked Turnips!

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Fri, 1 Jan 1999 21:11:43 -0500

This is just another one of those cases where George is missing
out on good eating.  I love turnip greens cooked and mixed with
the roots, or just the greens alone, or just the roots alone, or even
pieces of the root raw.

Poor George.  No turnips, and no collards.  :-)


>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