turnipsNative to Northern Europe, turnips are common to British cuisine but also have a strong place in French food. The white fleshed turnip has a white skin and purple-tinged top.

Turnip Greens

If the tops look good, remove and store separately. Turnip greens are great cooked and treated like any hardy green, especially if braised with some bacon.

Turnip Storage

Turnips are best stored in a plastic bag in the crisper bin.

Turnip Usage

Turnips need to be peeled before using. Turnips can be boiled, steamed, roasted, or sautéed with good results. Once boiled or steamed, turnips can be mashed or pureed. Turnips pair well with blue cheese, thyme, potatoes, garlic, butter, and cream. They also partner well with apples, bacon, carrots,  mushrooms, and vinegar.

Turnip Recipes

Mashed Turnips