Sauteed Turnips with Herbs

Carol BoBarrel Recipe

By Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel

Great, hearty, and earthy vegetarian recipe with heavy French influences.
My first attempt with turnips has become a house favorite I can't wait to make again!

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1 oz
olive oil
1 medium
onions, yellow or white
1 pkg
mushrooms, fresh, any
2 - 3 medium
turnips, no greens
salt and pepper, to taste
several pinch
herbs of choice
1 or 2 dash(es)
red wine
1 Tbsp
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Directions Step-By-Step

Heat olive oil in medium saute pan over medium to medium-low heat.
Slice onions, turnips, and mushrooms thinly (1/4 inch or so) and add to pan. Cover and stir occasionally.
When all the veggies are mostly cooked and tender, add salt, pepper, herbs, and a splash of red wine. Stir and return cover.
In a separate dish, blend butter and flour. I have found this easier on a small plate with a fork. This is a French technique with a fancy name for thickening sauces.
Turn heat to low and add butter-flour mixture, stirring gently until well blended.
I like to serve over rice or chicken.
Variations: add finely chopped bacon or pancetta, brown in pan before adding sliced veg.
Turnips can be omitted for a great sauce over meat.
Omit red wine and add spices like curry, cinnamon, and garam masala for Indian flair, or cumin, garlic, and adobo for a Latin touch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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    Nita Clapper NitaClapper - Mar 16, 2010
    Thanks, Carol. I shall try this very soon. It looks just delicious. I will have to look for turnips in the grocery. We may not have them this time of year. BUT my turnips have sprouted in the garden! So, in a few weeks we'll have loads to enjoy.
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    Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel - Mar 16, 2010
    I'm so happy that you have a garden and are growing turnips! I work at a hydroponic farm and watching the veggies grow is my favorite part. I'm sure your will be super tasty. Please let me know how everything turns out!
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    Nita Clapper NitaClapper - May 18, 2010
    Dear Carol, Well, we finally had large enough turnips to try this recipe. It was delicious! Thanks again for sharing. Nita
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    yvonne witherspoon gspoon - Dec 30, 2011
    We have had so many turnips this year and I wanted a new way to fix them. Loving roasted Vegetables I decided to try turnips it will not be the last time so much flavor.
    I cut them in cubes placed on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam add a little salt cooked until tender. So good
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    mary derosier kitty76522d - Feb 4, 2012
    Since I've never cooked turnips before, I have no idea what herbs would work best. Need input :)