It’s still chilly in this area and I’m still cooking heartier dishes even though spring is officially here now. Turnips just may be the most underrated of vegetables. If you aren’t crazy about them, I hope this recipe will change your mind!
Pairing turnips with potatoes is like a marriage made in heaven! With one bite, you can have the subtle bitter, yet slightly sweet taste of the turnip and the earthy flavor of the potato. Let them mingle with salty smoky bacon and they ooze an intense goodness.
This is a simple recipe with the wine vinegar and sugar adding a tasty sweet/sour sauce to the vegetables and bacon. There are a lot of pleasant flavors going on in this recipe and here’s hoping you give it a try ~ it’s a cinch to make!
Potatoes and Turnips with Bacon
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
5 slices bacon, cut into 1/2” pieces
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 pound turnips, peeled, cut into 1” chunks
1 pound small red potatoes, cut into 1” chunks
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
In small bow, mix vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
Sauté bacon until crisp. Set aside.
Add onion and garlic to skillet, cook until tender.
Add potatoes and turnips and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
On medium-low heat, cover and cook until almost tender, stirring frequently, about 15-20 minutes.
Pour vinegar mixture over vegetables and toss.
Check for seasonings.
Continue cooking until browned and slightly crisp, another 8 minutes or so.
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