Frugal Recipes With Turnips
Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Turnips are good for you! According to LiveStrong, one cup of mashed turnips has 27 mg of vitamin C and 76 mg of calcium. Turnips also contain many B vitamins and lots of fiber. Best of all, turnips are in season right now, which means you can buy them for a very frugal price! Try some of these inexpensive recipes with turnips.
Turnip and Potato Patties
This one is especially frugal because it includes turnips and potatoes, both of which are in season in January. You will also need some scallion greens, an egg, all purpose flour, some cooking oil and some salt and pepper. You probably have most of that in your kitchen already! This quick to make recipe involves making patties out of the ingredients and frying them. It came from Simply Recipes.
Bacon Turnip Mash
This is a side dish that comes from AllRecipes.com. You will need turnips and carrots (both of which are in season). You will also need bacon, salt, ground black powder, butter, and garlic powder. This is a tasty alternative to the mashed potatoes that you would usually be serving your family for dinner.
Spring Turnip Frittata
Yes, I know that Spring is still very far away. By then, the turnips won’t be in season anymore! I found this recipe over at Eating Well. It can easily be a main course! The main ingredients are turnips, broccolini, eggs, and cheddar cheese. Think of it as a fancier form of omelette.
This amazing recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman. You will need turnips, butter, garlic, Gruyere cheese, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Basically, what you do slice a turnip into nice, thin, slices, (after peeling it, of course). You will also need a skillet.
What you do is build up layers of butter, turnip, cheese, and everything else, over a medium-low heat. The next step involves putting the whole thing into the oven. This could be a really tasty (and inexpensive) main course for dinner! I highly recommend you check out her blog for a step-by-step walkthrough, (complete with photos, and a nice dash of humor to go along with it).