This time of year is great for root vegetable dishes. Turnips are a good source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C and calcium; low in carbohydrates and calories, plus they have a unique taste.
If you have never eaten turnips, they have a firm texture, and a very mild cabbage or radishy taste, though not as pungent as a radish and a little sweeter. Turnips can be roasted, mashed like potatoes, grated for a slaw-type salad, added to a soup, eaten raw, or boiled and served with just a little butter and salt and pepper. This time though, I wanted something a little different and then I eyed the bacon in the refrigerator…
Who doesn’t like bacon! Combine cooked turnips with a little bacon, add a touch of vinegar and sugar and VOILA! You have a great vegetable dish! This is delicious if you like turnips as much as we do!
6 medium turnips, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon salt
4 slices diced bacon
3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar, or less; depending on your taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place turnips in saucepan, cover with water.
Add salt and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp.
Discard skillet drippings, leaving a scant teaspoon in the skillet.
Add vinegar and sugar, blend well.
Add turnips and toss.
Check out my friend, Linda’s blog, at My Kind of Cooking for her great recipes and giveaway!