Turnips

Conservatively Cooked

Preparation info

  • 6

    helpings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Ingredients

  • 2 lb. turnips
  • 1 oz. butter or margarine
  • ½

Method

Scrub and peel the turnips thickly. If large, cut into quarters, then slice thinly (if young turnips, slice the whole turnip). Fat steam the turnips for 10 min., i.e. shake them in the melted fat, well below frying temperature, with the lid on the pan until the fat is absorbed. Add the liquid and the salt, and simmer gently until the turnips are tender, 15–30 min., according to age of turnips.