Carol's StoryGreat, 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!
onions, yellow or white
mushrooms, fresh, any
2 - 3 medium
turnips, no greens
salt and pepper, to taste
herbs of choice
1 or 2 dash(es)
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1Heat olive oil in medium saute pan over medium to medium-low heat.
2Slice onions, turnips, and mushrooms thinly (1/4 inch or so) and add to pan. Cover and stir occasionally.
3When all the veggies are mostly cooked and tender, add salt, pepper, herbs, and a splash of red wine. Stir and return cover.
4In 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.
5Turn heat to low and add butter-flour mixture, stirring gently until well blended.
6I like to serve over rice or chicken.
7Variations: 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.
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.
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!
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
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
mary derosier kitty76522d - Feb 4, 2012
Since I've never cooked turnips before, I have no idea what herbs would work best. Need input :)