Friday, February 10, 2012
I'm not a turnip fan. I love turnip greens (yes I'm from the south!) but I've never cared for the turnips cooked. I did love to eat them like you would an apple though. I would peel, slice, salt and chow down. To me they had the flavor of cabbage which I love just about any way it can be served.
One of the men I work with brought in 2 five gallon buckets full of raw turnips from his garden. He didn't eat them and didn't know what to do with them. I hate to see anything go to waste so I brought some home to see what I could come up with. Then it hit me. Like I said, they taste like cabbage so why not make slaw. I had drop-in company for dinner and decided to see if I could fool them. I asked both if they liked turnips and both said NO! I didn't mention them again until after dinner.
I made the slaw using shredded turnips instead of cabbage. I did realize that the color was all white so I shredded just enough cabbage to add a few specks of green. Both of my guests raved about the slaw! After dinner I told both they had just eaten 'Turnip Slaw.' Neither could believe it.