The adventures of Lancaster Farm Fresh continued on today. I passed on the turnips the first week when we got them, and then when we had more the second week I decided I needed to just suck it up and see what they tasted like. My sister suggested roasting them, so I searched online for some recipes. I ended up with Martha Stewart’s version – minus one odd ingredient (nutmeg just didn’t go with everything else below). I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I actually said to Bob that we should have the camera to post a picture captioned “Hey look, Mom, I’m taking a second helping of turnips…on purpose!!”
This is a very informal recipe that I sort of just put together without really measuring anything. I cut the ends off the turnips and peeled away anything that looked weird on the outside, then cut into small pieces. I drizzled a little olive oil over them, added salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and cayenne pepper. (no nutmeg!) I mixed everything up, put on a cookie sheet, and put in the oven at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes.
I think the key is definitely keeping the pieces small and making sure they are roasted until they are nice and crispy on the outside. The few pieces that I had that were a little bigger were almost squishy in the middle and I had to make myself not think about it and just eat it. I did actually go back for seconds. I would make this recipe again.