Turnip Recipes

Glazed Turnips

A side dish for roasted meats or poultry that will make a turnip-lover out of any turnip-hater!

  •  2 lb small to medium (2-inch) turnips
  • About 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  1. Peel turnips, then halve horizontally and quarter halves. 
  2. Arrange turnips in 1 layer in a 12-inch heavy skillet and add enough water (about 1 1/2 cups) to reach halfway up turnips. 
  3. Add butter, sugar, and salt and boil over moderately high heat, covered, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. 
  4. Boil turnips, uncovered, stirring, until tender and water has evaporated, about 8 minutes.
  5. Sauté turnips over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden brown,about 5 minutes more. 
  6. Add 3 tablespoons water and stir to coat turnips with glaze.