Fried Turnip Roots

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We got these gorgeous turnip roots from the garden the other day and I wanted to cook them right away to take advantage of their freshness. Normally, I would simply cook these roots along with the greens or just boil them and simply buttered. This time around, I wanted to try something new because the ‘simply boiled’ recipes just was not such a big hit with the girls.

I thought I would try pan frying them, much like you would potatoes. It was a hit! The girls loved them cooked this way and we almost finished the whole dish in one sitting!

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Turnip roots, sliced into 1/4 inch thickness
1 large onion, chopped
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup Water

Melt the butter over medium heat. Place the turnips and onions and pan fry on one side for a few minutes until they start to get some color. Turn over and let it brown some more. Add 1/2 cup water, season with salt and pepper and cover. Let it cook until all the liquid has evaporated and it starts sizzling again. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

4 thoughts on “Fried Turnip Roots

  1. Olievia

    Tried these tonight. husband brought home turnip roots from friend. i had never had before found your recipe online cooked them up. served with Hot cornbread along with other stuff was really good. Thank you for the tip. Family loved them.


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