Friday, November 21, 2008


Enjoy these turnip recipes submitted by two fellow CSA members. Don't toss the turnip greens out either, they are super nutritionally dense (high in vitamins A, C, E, B6 and folate, calcium, and fiber). They are similar to mustard greens in flavor and preparation.

Crunchy Turnip Crumble

several turnips
2 T butter
1 T brown sugar or agave nectar
2 eggs
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t white pepper
fresh nutmeg, grated
for TOPPING, mix together:
whole grain breadcrumbs
2 T melted butter

Boil peeled, chopped turnips until tender. Mash with 2 T butter. Mix dry ingredients with turnips and eggs, well beaten. (Or puree the whole thing in a food processor). Place mixture in a casserole dish and sprinkle with topping. Bake 25 minutes at 350.
(courtesy of CSA member Hilary)

Root Veggies Casserole

6 to 7 med. turnips and/or sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 x 3/8inch strips (whatever root veggies you have)
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 lg. carrots, scraped and cut into 2 x 3/8 inch strips
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. frozen English peas, thawed
1 (4 oz.) jar chopped pimento, drained
1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted (cream of mushroom if desired)
1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream
1/4 tsp. dried whole basil
1 3/4 c. herb-seasoned stuffing mix (bread crumbs or smashed crackers)
1/4 c. butter, melted

Place the first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven; cover vegetables with water, and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain. Add peas and pimiento; set aside.
Combine soup, sour cream, and basil; stir into vegetable mixture.Spoon into a greased 9 inch square baking dish. Combine stuffing mix and butter; spread mixture over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 25to 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
(courtesy of CSA member Heather Thomas)

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