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My uncle just gave us 12 turnips (the bulbs, not the greens). I've never even eaten a turnip bulb. Any ideas what I should do with them? What do they taste like, if they taste bad I'll just feed them to my rabbit.

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They're like potatoes, but not as starchy. Raw they have a slightly spicy aftertaste.

Put them in soups or stews, mash them, scalloped or au gratin, or pretty much any potato recipe.


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They're pretty decent mashed, or even just cubed, boiled in salted water and tossed in a bit of butter...


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My wife informed me last night that she will not eat them and she was already planning on using them for rabbit food......... I've said it before and I'll say it again, she ain't never been hungry.

Thanks for the input anyway!

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We like mashing them 50/50 with potatos


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Turnip kraut. We make this in a giant crock pot. The first time I watched my grandpa scrape the grey fuzz off the top I thought I might get sick. Then I tried it. We canned as much as we could and I learned to eat it hot or cold and with just about everything. My friends in high school laughed at me when I brought in a quart jar of it at lunch. In 5 minutes it was gone. The same thing happens with co-workers today. I love turnip kraut.
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gundogs wrote:
We like mashing them 50/50 with potatos

They're pretty good this way. Turnips themselves seems to have a bit of a watery texture when mashed, and the potatoes soak up a lot of that and help dry them out.

We often use mashed potatoes, turnips and cauliflower in equal amounts. Sometimes rutabagas instead of turnips.

Honestly I prefer normal mashed potatoes, but I have to watch how much of them I eat these days.


In soups and stews the watery texture of turnips doesn't matter. I like 'em.


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Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:
My wife informed me last night that she will not eat them and she was already planning on using them for rabbit food......... I've said it before and I'll say it again, she ain't never been hungry.

Thanks for the input anyway!


I would urge you NOT to feed turnips (Brassica rapa) to rabbits. It can be detrimental to their digestive tract. Brassicas are gas producers, and rabbits cannot fart or belch.

And no, I am not making this up.

I lost a couple bunnies and when I asked the vet, he believed the brassicas were the 'root cause' (pardon the pun) of the deaths.

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Pickle them! Pink pickled turnips are awesome. Here's a recipe.

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I had them mashed last night, just Turnips- no potatoes- they were good but filling (and gave me gas)--

RogerK: thanks for that UBI on rabbits- I'll have to not feed any more.

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A few years ago we grew some turnips. Mrs. Zembecowicz noticed that they looked a lot like giant radishes, so she sliced some up and put them on top of salad. They were actually pretty tasty.

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Zembecowicz wrote:
A few years ago we grew some turnips. Mrs. Zembecowicz noticed that they looked a lot like giant radishes, so she sliced some up and put them on top of salad. They were actually pretty tasty.


I tried them raw while curbing for mashing, I actually liked them better that way.

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Mash them, serve them with Mashed Potatoes, Haggis and whiskey.

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Mashed turnips are awesome.
Keep in mind, I have a good ventilation system....


But seriously, they taste great.

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Haggis Neeps n Tatties

Mash em with plenty butter, salt and pepper, with either a 50/50 mix of carrots or tatties. Bile a haggis, serve with oatcakes, done.
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