Re: [gardeners] Cooked Turnips!

George Shirley (
Sat, 02 Jan 1999 08:37:26 -0600

I eat raw turnips, quite fond of them. Just don't care for cooked ones or the
greens, nasty stuff. Yuchh! I don't eat grits either so guess I'm not a true
southerner. <VBG>


Michael & Bambi Cantrell wrote:

> 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.  :-)
> Bambi
> >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
> >
> >