Recipe by BUNKYDARL
"This recipe has turned into a regular at our house, and is requested by family members as a traditional addition to our holiday meals. You can't go wrong with this one!"
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turnips, peeled and cubed
salt and pepper to taste
The previous recipe by "themeese" clearly states that she believes that "it was not the recipes fault" and that it was in fact a bad crop. Leaving 1 star reflected a very bad recipe on the publishers part and was unfair. Please try for yourself, enjoy!
Well, I learned a lesson today. If the turnips you grew in your garden came out kinda small, tough, and strong, not even a generous dose of fat and sugar will magically make them edible! I will have to revist this idea with store-bought turnips and see if I can give it more stars. The concoction I wound up with hit the trash can PDQ. I don't think it is the recipe's fault. You shouldn't go wrong with sour cream and brown sugar!
I used half the sugar and butter, and milk instead of cream, and it still came out plenty sweet-n-buttery. I really like the unusual flavor combo, but will do it with still less sugar next time.
So I In the spirit of adventure and because they were dirt cheap, I bought some turnips and now I know why there's, like, 5 recipes for turnips. Half the receipes on this site call for a half pound of bacon and copious amounts of butter. No kidding. Even with the added spices and mashing -- no matter how I wished them to be like mashed potatoes these suckers had a life of their own. They retained their diced shape -- no matter how much mashing I subjected them to. The hubster, a man who claims to love vegetables and would like to go vegetarian but in reality will only eat maybe 3 vegetables (green beans, cauliflower (raw only) and I'm hard pressed for third vegetable), was very adventurous in his forkfuls...and I had to call it early -- Dear God Man! Back away from the turnips! I still gave the receipe 4 stars as it's not the recipe, we just don't dig turnips.
Didn't really care for the combination of flavors in this dish. I would leave out the brown sugar and nutmeg next time. Not sure about the sour cream, but might try adding a little to my usual way of coursely mashing turnips and carrots, with butter and seasonings. The carrots add a sweeter flavor and no need for sugar.
I liked it, however, following the recipe to the letter was too much liquid in the bowl. I will definately make this again and cut back the liquid a bit. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe was a hit at all 3 Christmas dinners that I had to prepare! I did cut back on the liquid, adding the cream slowly until I achieved the desired consistency. I even had Turnip haters asking for more.
Pretty good. My husband who is not a fan of turnips actually liked this one.
Thank you for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Buttery Turnips
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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