Mashed Turnip with Bacon

Mashed Turnip with Bacon

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Boiled turnips are mashed with butter, garlic, fresh pepper and crispy fried bacon. This makes a very delicious vegetable side dish in place of potatoes.

Theresa H. Wessman

Serves: 4 

  • 1 kg turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 230g bacon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook turnips in a saucepan of salted water until very tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, fry the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from the frying pan, dice and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the fat.
  3. Drain turnips, then mash with butter, salt, pepper and garlic. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat and all the diced bacon. Stir and heat through before serving.

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