Jamie Oliver suggested peeling, cubing and boiling in a pot with carrots to make a ‘sweet’ mash. (The Brits call these vegetables a “swede”). Then drain, mash with butter and salt and it’s a delicious side for any roast dinner.
So I bought a big turnip and used half for Jamie’s recipe and the other half sat lonely in the fridge.
In a pinch to clean out my fridge crisper recently I improvised and created ‘turnip fries”. Who knew this would be such a good idea?? Baked and served with a dollop of ketchup for dipping I tricked my 3 kids. Well…. they were tricked based on the look of the fries. Once they tasted them, two kids couldn’t be fooled for a potato and took a pass but the third loved her fries.
turnip (1/2 will serve a family of 4)
added spices if you like!
1. Peel, slice into sticks ½ inch thick. Cut them to look like potato fries.
2. Toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper (add spicier seasoning salt if you like it spicy!).
3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
Serve hot, with French fry “fixings”.