Neep Purry

Stewed Turnips

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Meg Dods’s Recipe


  • turnips
  • fresh butter
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • ginger


Pare off all that would be hard, woody, and stringy when boiled. Boil them in plenty of water for from three-quarters of an hour to nearly two hours, according to the age and size. Drain them and mash them with a wooden spoon through a colander. Return them into a stew-pan to warm, with a piece of fresh butter, white pepper, ginger and salt. When mixed well with the butter, place them neatly in