Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Root

Turnips, friend or foe?

Gorgeous for sure, I had picked one up at the farmers market to try (I owed it to this root veggie, as I [heart] all its cousins). I took it home, found a recipe to try, and then forgot as it sat in my fridge... oops. Luckily all was not lost when I uncovered it, and I made some Honey-Glazed Turnip Wedges.


Verdict? They were ok, I could definately taste the turnip... not my favorite root, but I think it would have fun playing with the rest. How about you-- anyone have a favorite way they like to use this veggie??

31 comments:

greendogwine said...

i'm afraid of turnips! they remind me of carrots in appearance - but i'm afraid im going to bite into something bitter! thanks for the summary! :)

ttfn300 said...

they are a bit bitter, that's why i went with the honey-glaze for my first try!!

magpie said...

Turnips = foe :(

I've tried to like them so many times. I think it's hereditary - my dad HATES them.

loveofoats said...

ooo thats an interesting twist on turnips... i dont even know if i like turnips - i guess that's something that i should try to find out if i like em!

HangryPants said...

Well they sure look great!

VeggieGirl said...

I've never eaten turnips, actually, haha :0)

Meg said...

I have never had turnips before, but I think I would like them Honey Glazed!

glidingcalm said...

I don't eat many turnips? So I couldn't tell ya the best way to prepare them!

Thanks for the tip on squash cutting! I'll definitely give that microwaving a go!

Happy Wednesday!

Gena said...

Turnips = foe. I've never found a way to cook them where they were actually enjoyable.

Erica said...

Never tried the turnips! Bummer that they didn't turn out too yummy. Sounds like you had a good plan of attack too!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Hell no! No matter how they're cooked, I can't do turnips.
Or brussel sprouts! Anyways, I commend you for trying!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

I like putting them in soups. It adds some nice vegetal flavour to the soup and softens up nicely. They're also pretty good pickled.

wholefoodswholeme said...

the only kind of turnip i have often is daikon, or "mooli" - and i guess that's not really turnip, but still delicious!

MizFit said...

I ADORE TURNIPS...on other people's plates.

Adam said...

So even honey can't save the turnip? Well that's a shame. I've never had one, so I'll have to try it. I like any veggie, so hopefully they'll be good :)

Thanks for your good trip wishes too :)

Zesty Cook said...

Great Idea - I actually had something very similar 2 weeks ago. I had maple glazed turnip with some ginger as well. Very yummy.
thanks for sharing

zesty

Maria said...

I don't eat turnips very often, they are ok but not my favorite. I will eat them though:)

ashley said...

I'm not sure if I've ever had turnips? You are the best for trying out different foods!

Meghann said...

I almost bought turnips this weekend but chickened out. Apparently I did myself a favor after reading everyone's comments. Such a shame turnips seems like they would be good in theory. Oh well.

bobbi said...

hmmm very interesting turnips. I ll have to read more about them

Joie de vivre said...

I have some turnips in the fridge from our CSA basket last week that I've been hoping will magically disappear as they are definitely not my favorite root vegetable either. Unfortunately, they keep sitting in the fridge stubbornly refusing to disappear.

michelle @ TNS said...

turnips are the enemy. i just can't figure out a way to like 'em.

now parsnips, on the other hand, there's a root i can really get behind.

seejessrun said...

Wow, a veggie I've never tried. I guess I should, but...they seem kinda unappealing.

We Are Never Full said...

fry 'em! or put a cream sauce over them... everything tastes better fried or with a cream sauce!

amy. said...

hey thanks for commenting on my blog! glad i found yours, too. i love it so far, great ideas. im from philly too!

m said...

Never had a turnip...crazy me..huh? Good review! Thanks!

HeatherBakes said...

I've actually never tried a turnip! But I usually like root veggies... and honey glazed-anything sounds like a winner :)

GroundedFitness said...

hmmm i dont think ive ever actually tated a turnip....

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

Kevin said...

Turnips are another thing that I do not use too often. I have used them in soups and stews and they are nice.

Tiffany said...

I like to add turnips to a combination of roasted root vegetables and onions, garlic, and rosemary-- they get really caramelized and tasty.
The recipe sounds interesting- I wonder if a bit of orange or lemon zest might have helped the flavor?

Erin said...

Turnips are definitely an acquired taste. I like to julienne them and saute them for a fall salad with apples and a cider vinagrette, it softens the initial blow.

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