Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Turnip Fries

Around these parts, the first Tuesday of the month is 15% off at all the grocery stores, a day two cheapskates never miss! This big monthly grocery shop is tackled by Mr. Loonie because he works shift and is usually off during the day (evening shopping on this day is insane!).  He usually sticks to the list but always comes home with a few surprises.  This month his surprises included two tubs of chocolate-banana ice cream (apparently it was on clearance - I swear it wasn't on the list...) and a turnip. WTF do I do with a big ass turnip?  I have been struggling with this question for over 20 days until a little google search came up with Turnip fries.....why of course!!!

Turnip Fries (Adapted from
  • 1 medium turnip, cut into equal sized sticks
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Your choice of seasonings (I used sea salt, garlic and onion powder)
  • Preheat the oven to 400
  1. Toss the turnip sticks in with the oil and seasonings.
  2. Lay the turnip sticks evenly spaced on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking after 15 minutes.

Now you can't eat any type of fry without a dipping sauce, can you!? No!  I made a quick curry mayo...just mayo and curry.  Curry mishap in the process........

Now I will have to admit, these sounded good, tasted good and looked good but they just lacked the crispiness fries need! So if you want an option for turnips this will suit you well.  If you are craving a crispy fry, I'd take a pass on the turnips and bake some regular ol' potato fries!


  1. I love turnip, and I also love daikon (Chinese radish which I think tastes a lot like turnip). The yellow turnip I tend to use it in soups and stews, Newfie style. Like add it to beef stew, or Beef barley. Also AMAZING in chicken pot pie. I also have a stewed white bean recipe that uses carrot, turnip, potato, salt beef (you could use pork hocks though) and white kidney or great northern beans.

    I love turnip!

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