Mashed Turnips


Preparation info
  • Serves up to


    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

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There are many uses for turnips in Carnia, the most famous being brovada (pickled turnips). They are also used as a vegetable on their own, especially with roasted meats and game birds. Cumin is an optional spice that works very well. Here is a useful recipe.


  • pounds/1 kg small, firm turnips, with leaves removed
  • 4 tablespoons/60


Boil the turnips, partially covered, in lots of salted water until they are cooked. You should be able to stab them with a fork, but they should not split. Drain the turnips, peel, and cut into bite-size pieces.

Melt the butter in a pot and then add the turnip pieces. Stir to break the pieces up, then add the sugar and vinegar and keep stirring until you have a thick mash. Stir in the c