Bacon turnip mash

Bacon turnip mash


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About this recipe: A delicious combo of my two favourite foods!

Theresa H. Wessman

Serves: 4 

  • 1 kg (2 1/4 lb) turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 225g (8 oz) bacon - cooked and diced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons bacon dripping

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook turnips in a pot of salted water until very tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, fry the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from the frying pan, dice and set aside. Reserve dripping.
  3. Drain turnips, then mash with butter, salt, pepper and garlic. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of bacon dripping and bacon. Stir and heat through before serving.

For a Burns Supper...

Transform this dish into a Burns Supper centrepiece by using 500g swede and 500g floury potatoes instead of the 1kg turnips.

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