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How to prepare and cook Turnips

Turnip Recipes  |  Growing  Turnips |   More Vegetables -  Prep & Cooking times

 

Common Names: Turnip
Family: Brassicaceae
In Season: August - November (best)
Buying: Choose firm, smooth bulbs which are free of cracks and heavy for their size. Smaller specimens are generally sweeter
Storing: Remove any leaves store in a cool, dry, dark place or refrigerator for up to 7 days
Serving Allowances: 1 Large (tennis ball size) per person
 

General  - Preparing Turnips
Trim the stem end and tapering root if present. Wash and peel. Can be eaten raw.
 

Optional Preparations/Cuts  (see Main Vegetable Preparation Page for  explanations and photos)

 

Baton Brunoise Chunk Cube Dice/chop Grate Julienne
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
             
Matchsticks Mashed Paysanne Puréed Shred Slice Sulfrino
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
 

 

Suitable methods and timing for  cooking Turnips

     

Bake/Roast

y

Chunks/ Cubes/thick slices/Whole baby   =  30 - 45 minutes sprinkle with water and cover the dish with a lid or foil.

Boil

y Cubes/Chunks/whole baby   =    10 - 20 minutes

Fry/Sauté

y Slices/Batons/Cubes   =  Sauté 10 - 20 minutes

Microwave<

y Chunks/Cubes = 5 - 10 minutes

Steam

y

Cubes/Thick Slices   =    20 - 30 minutes

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