Turnip and Potato Patties


I had never had a turnip ( that I know of ) before last week. When they arrived in our box of veggies, Rory was not thrilled. He hates turnip. I tasted one raw when I was chopping it up for this recipe and am wondering how I cannot have discovered turnip before now !! I LOVE IT ! It's such a fresh, crisp flavor !! Sort of radishy ...

Anyway ... my turnip hating husband loved these patties.

I got the recipe from Simply Recipes after doing a search on turnip recipes.

Turnip and Potato Patties

1/2 pound turnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 1/3 cups)
6 oz potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
2 1/2 Tbsp thinly sliced scallion greens
1 egg, beaten lightly
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Grapeseed oil, peanut oil, or canola oil (high smoke point vegetable oils)
Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the turnip and potato cubes for 15 to 17 minutes, until they are tender, and drain them. In a bowl, mash them with a fork and stir in the scallions, the egg, flour, and salt and pepper to taste.

Coat the bottom of a large, heavy bottomed skillet with about 1/4-inch of the oil. Heat the pan on medium high heat until the surface of the oil begins to shimmer, but not smoke. Spoon 1/4-cup mounds of the turnip potato batter into the pan, flattening them into 1/2-inch thick patties with the back of a spatula. Fry the patties until they are golden, turning them once, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the patties to paper towels to drain off excess oil.

Makes six patties.


Khrista said...

They look yummy...I'm not a huge fan of turnips...except when they are roasted with other root vegetables...then I love them! I'm going to have to keep this recipe somewhere for when we get our farm share again next year!

Bonnie said...

I think you'll like these ... they don't taste turnipy at all !!

PS ...any idea how to get rid of the black lines around the date ... and between each post ? I've been playing the HTML code for ages and CAN'T WORK IT OUT ! grrrr ...