Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Braised Turnips with Poppyseed Breadcrumbs

What to do with turnips from my CSA box?! Aren't turnips supposed to be a bland and scary root.  Don't people put them in the same category as brussels sprouts? (FYI- I happen to love brussels spouts.) I went in search of a recipe and enjoyed my turnips immensely!
I used the homemade bread crumbs I made earlier.

Braised Turnips with Poppyseed Breadcrumbs
Adapted from: Epicurious.com
Printable Recipe

1 Tbs butter
1/2 lb turnips, cut into 1 inch wedges
3/4 c water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbs olive oil
1 garlic whistle, chopped (or garlic cloves)
1/2 c bread crumbs
2 tsp poppy seeds
Parsley (optional)

1. Melt butter in a skillet. Add turnips, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover for 30 minutes until turnips are tender. Increase heat and uncover. Stir turnips until liquid evaporates and turnips are glazed, about 15 minutes.

2. In a separate skillet, heat oil. Add garlic whistles and stir for 1 min. Add bread crumbs and poppy seeds. Stir until crumbs are golden, about 3-5 minutes. Add parsley if using.

3. Toss bread crumbs with turnips and serve.


  1. These look great...I happen to love turnips, so this hit me right away as "need to do this one!"


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