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    So, what can I do with a turnip?

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    My local farmer's market is closed this week for harvesting, and they're already posting on their site the vegetables that will be available next week. They've got a ton of different turnips available, and it occurred to me that I have no idea what one tastes like.

    So, I think I want to try them, but I have no idea how to eat a turnip! Any suggestions?
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    I have 2 32oz jars of sliced turnips fermenting, making sunmu kimchi

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    Turnip hash browns are one of my favorite things.

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    Most turnips, especially the small, round, white ones, are delicious just raw. Slice them into finger-width sticks and munch away! One of my favourite snacks since childhood.

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    If you are familiar with rutabaga/swede then it's very similar (in fact most people confuse the rutabaga with the turnip).

    Maybe start with the basics by cubing and then boiling or steaming one until soft to familiarize yourself with the taste? Serve with butter and fresh ground pepper!

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    Here's a salad for the smaller ones, the "salad" turnips: Recipe: Turnip, Radish, Avocado Salad | The Paleo Periodical

    Yeah, the smaller ones you can eat like radishes. The larger ones can be treated a lot like potatoes. I've even seen turnip fries.
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    Mmm... These all sound like great ideas. Thank you all for your replies!
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    Steam, mash, butter, salt and pepper, eat. If they are young enough you can just eat them steamed and naked--no peeling necessary. Older ones should be peeled and steamed or boiled. If the greens look nice they make excellent stir fry or Japanese pickles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Here's a salad for the smaller ones, the "salad" turnips: Recipe: Turnip, Radish, Avocado Salad | The Paleo Periodical

    Yeah, the smaller ones you can eat like radishes. The larger ones can be treated a lot like potatoes. I've even seen turnip fries.
    They also stand up well to slow cooking with a pot roast.

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