Caramelised turnips

    35 min

    A simple and delicious vegetable dish. Turnips are simmered and then caramelised in butter and sugar. Serve as the perfect side dish to any meal. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 400g peeled turnips, diced
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 1 cube chicken stock
    • 15g butter or as needed
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the turnips into a frying pan with the water and chicken stock cube over medium heat; simmer until the water has evaporated and the turnips are tender, about 15 minutes.
    2. Stir in the butter, let melt and sprinkle on the sugar. Gently cook and stir the turnips until the butter and sugar cook into a brown, sticky coating on the turnips, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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    Having grown turnips this year in the veggie patch, this recipe was ideal, I swapped honey for the sugar and used vegetable stock mixed it with bacon, it was a nice combination of flavours.  -  19 Jul 2014


    This was surprisingly delicious. The turnips arrived in my veg box this week and had been languishing in the fridge - I had no idea what to do with them. They tasted like candy! (I didn't use the chicken stock cube.)  -  07 Jun 2013


    I had some fresh turnips in my CSA basket (community supported agriculture) this week and wanted to cook them but not mash them. This was great. I used honey to sweeten them instead of white sugar and added onions. I will use this recipe again.  -  03 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)