Any reformed turnip-haters out there?


Moluv

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I made a batch of mashed carrots + parsnips + turnips with salt, pepper and ghee and man oh man I HATE TURNIPS. I've only had turnips once before and hate them then too, but I thought I'd give them another go on my new and improved w30 tastebuds. Nyep, I just ruined a perfectly good bag of carrots instead.

I reheated some for lunch today, adding more ghee, salt and pepper and as I forcefed a few bites I just heard "It's a hard knocks life" from Annie in my mind.

Any ideas that don't involve coconut milk would be much appreciated. The only idea I have is "compost"

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o m g. You've never made fritters with them have you? Shred them, sprinkle with salt and let sit for five minutes, put in a dish towel and ring out the water, then mix with a beaten egg and some pepper, then fry golf ball sized lumps pressed into patties in ghee. OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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YES! I am a reformed turnip hater and now I'm an addict. Just grate them, salt them and fry them up like a hash, add whatever protein and yum, delicious! Also buy the smaller sized ones, they tend to be less bitter :)

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So the mashing process must be what renders them utterly noxious...

Moluv I think so because they would most likely be steamed. That would be too turnip-y for me. I like the roasted sticks because of the browned edges. They don't get crisp so don't plan on that.

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I made a similar mash from a recipe I found here - carrot, cauliflower, and turnip. I was not impressed at all. I added extra carrot and added sweet potato and found it edible, but not my favorite. I think I ended up adding some turmeric and cayenne. Anyway, thanks for asking because I have a few ideas now so that I can try again!

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I think to try to salvage what I have, I will try Johnny's fritter idea by adding egg yolks and maybe a little bit coconut flour to the mash with some horseradish to mask the teargas flavor of the turnips and fry that in ghee. I will attempt to eat this with a side of horseradish leek kraut in a further attempt to mask the depressing flavor of turnip.

You know how smells trigger your emotions and memories...I'm just having such a negative response to that flavor...maybe I fell off a turnip truck as a baby.

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I actually have always kind of liked turnips, but probably because I associate them with Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.

But here's how I have been liking them lately: in a bisque!

I use 2 parts turnip to 1 part sweet potato

Put in a pot with water or broth to cover (if you use a strong broth it can overpower the flavor of the vegetables, so it's up to you)

Simmer until tender

Add salt, pepper, and spice of your choice (sometimes I like curry, but other times I use a touch of thyme)

Puree (immersion blender or whatever you have)

Now, you say you hate coconut milk, so you wouldn't do this step....but I like to add it until I get the proper bisquey texture

It is, however, delicious without it.

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It depends on what kind of turnip for me. Rutabagas are much too strong, but purple-top turnips have a much more delicate flavor. I use them in stew, because texturally they replace the white potato without being overbearing. I can also zap one in the micro and eat it like a potato with ghee, scallions, and crumbled bacon.

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when i've squeezed out the water and made the fritters they've never had that horseradishy taste...they become very mild and potato like.

Similar to salting eggplant first. I had never heard of this but it makes sense.

I'm just going to compost the batch I made and try it your way next week Johnny.

Thanks everyone!

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You all can keep your turnips!!! If it was a choice between eating only turnips and rutabagas , or slow painful agonizing death, I would choose the latter!!!

I eat all kinds of Ofal, blood whatever, bugs,sea creatures, innards, just about anything wild from a subarctic rainforest, fungi, you name it..... But to me the lowly turnip is nothing but a vegetablized fart!

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You all can keep your turnips!!! If it was a choice between eating only turnips and rutabagas , or slow painful agonizing death, I would choose the latter!!!

I eat all kinds of Ofal, blood whatever, bugs,sea creatures, innards, just about anything wild from a subarctic rainforest, fungi, you name it..... But to me the lowly turnip is nothing but a vegetablized fart!

Too funny. I have this at my asian supermarket. How about this for dessert? Qualifies as blood whatever I guess.

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You all can keep your turnips!!! If it was a choice between eating only turnips and rutabagas , or slow painful agonizing death, I would choose the latter!!!

I eat all kinds of Ofal, blood whatever, bugs,sea creatures, innards, just about anything wild from a subarctic rainforest, fungi, you name it..... But to me the lowly turnip is nothing but a vegetablized fart!

Your dog's face so goes with this post. :0)

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