Turnip Gratin

Turnip Gratin
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Right up front, we’ll admit this isn’t our favorite recipe. After all, there is no chocolate in it. However, it is a pretty good way of using up some turnips, and it’s simple, too. Try it and see what you think.

Turnip Gratin

Turnip Gratin

Ingredients

  • 1 pound turnips, cleaned and sliced to 1/4-inch thick disks
  • 4 ounces of cheeses, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for oiling baking pan

Abbreviated Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Bring the turnip slices to a boil and simmer about 5-7 minutes, until tender, but not falling apart.

Drain the turnip slices into a colander and rinse with cold water to arrest the cooking.

Layer. In an oiled baking pan place a layer of turnips, then cover with grated cheese, then another layer of turnips, and another layer of cheese.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, then coat with a layer of bread crumbs.

Slide it in the oven and bake until browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound turnips, cleaned and sliced to 1/4-inch thick disks
  • 4 ounces of cheeses, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for oiling baking pan

Ingredient discussion:

Ideally, use a strong cheese and one that melts well. We choose Colby and a sharp Cheddar. The Colby will melt nicely, and the Cheddar should give a bit of extra flavor.

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

turnip slices
Make the slices 1/4-inch  thick; thin slices will turn to mush.

Slice turnips. Make the slices about 1/4-inch thick. They need to have a bit of body.

simmering turnips
Simmer the slices about 5-7 minutes, just until they are tender, but not falling apart.

Simmer turnips. Bring the turnip slices to a boil and simmer about 5-7 minutes, until tender, but not falling apart.

turnips draining
Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.

Shock turnips. Dump the turnip slices into a colander and rinse with cold water to arrest the cooking. You don’t want the turnips to turn to mush.

Layer. In an oiled baking pan place a layer of turnips, then cover with grated cheese, then another layer of turnips, and another layer of cheese. When finished, you’ll have 2-3 layers, ending with cheese.

turnip gratin ready for the oven
Layer with cheese, and top with bread crumbs. Just like a potato gratin.

Season. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, then coat with a layer of bread crumbs.

turnip gratin
Turnip gratin. Looks like potatoes gratin!

Bake. Slide it in the oven and bake until browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

While this is a pretty good way of using turnips, we think there must be another one out there, a better way to use turnips, one that makes us think: “Wow, these turnips are great!” Until then, we’re on the quest for the Ultimate turnip recipe. So, just three stars.

Worth the trouble?

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