This time of year (ie, autumn), you'll find young turnips just plucked from the ground. These will be smaller and sweeter than the turnips you'll find later in the season. As such, they're a great way to ease your way into turnip-love. Use them in breakfast hashes and quicker-cooking dishes.
In the dog-days of winter, you'll want to cook older turnips a little longer to bring out their best flavor. This is the time for stews and braises. These turnips also soak up seasonings like a sponge, so don't be afraid to raid your spice cupboard.
• Turnip Hash with Broccoli Rabe from Martha Stewart
• Braised Turnips with Poppy Seed Bread Crumbs from Gourmet
• Turnip, Bacon, and Aspall Cyder Gratin from The British Larder
• Roasted Turnips with Maple and Cardamom from Fine Cooking
• Turnip and Potato Patties from Simply Recipes
• Parsnip, Potato, and Turnip Puree from Epicurious
• Lentil, Roasted Turnip, and Chard Soup from The Ginger Cook
• Turnip Chips with Crème Fraîche, Parsley and Red Onion from The Bitten Word
What are your favorite ways to eat turnips?
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