Oven Roasted Turnip Fries

November 3, 2009

Turnips are my latest veggie addiction and I predict that turnips will replace kale as the “it” food this winter. In other words, turnips are the new kale. For those of you who are unfamiliar with turnips, they are root vegetables that closely resemble beets. Their skins are typically white and purple and they are sometimes attached to their leafy greens. Their flavor is very mild, similar to a potato, but less starchy. Turnip roots are high in Vitamin C and the leafy greens are chock-full of Vitamin A, calcium, folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.

My prefered method of eating turnip roots is roasting. Roasting is simple and takes only about 30 min from start to finish. For this recipe you will need 2 turnip roots, 1/2 chopped onion, evoo, salt, and coriander.
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Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Skin the turnips and cut them into the shape of french fries. Place them on a roasting pan with the chopped onions. Drizzle with evoo, dash of salt, dash of coriander seed. (You could also add a few garlic cloves to the mix). Toss to coat well and then make sure the turnips are laying flat on the pan before placing in oven. Roast in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until turnips are tender.

turnip fries with collard greens

turnip fries with collard greens

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Alysa (Inspired RD) March 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I included this recipe link in my blog post today! http://inspiredrd.com/2011/03/this-weeks-bounty-recipe-ideas.html

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Thanks so much!

juana February 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I had a snack which consisted in chips and they were not potatoes and the seller told me it was made of turnip…(fried I guess) and the taste is delicious. Maybe.. it’s true but I couldn’t find a clue in the internet about it.
I always eat chipped turnip in my salad combined with chipped carrot and I like it because it is healthy (it has vitamin C ) and somehow my eyes are better than before and I guess this salad is the responsible of that…. but once you chip the turnip you can’t keep it for hours because it will taste bad… so you have to eat it in the next 15 minutes I guess (when it is raw, I mean).

Leigh November 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Love turnips (or all root vegetables for that matter). Turnips are also great mixed into mashed potatoes. A great ravioli filling too!

Carrie C. in VA November 3, 2009 at 11:44 am

I have a turnip sititng around that I didn’t know what to do with. Think I’ll try this!

brandi November 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

I think I’ll have to try these – I’ve never had a turnip before.

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