A Girl & Her Food: Garlic Mashed Turnips
                   

26.10.11

Garlic Mashed Turnips









Have you ever heard this story as a child?


The Giant Turnip 


An old man planted a turnip. The turnip grew to be enormous. 
The old man started to pull the turnip out of the ground. 
He pulled and pulled, but couldn't pull it out. So he called the old woman over.
"All right – said the grandmother – I’m coming".

The old woman took hold of the old man, the old man took hold of the turnip, they pulled and pulled, but couldn't pull it out. So the old woman called the granddaughter over.
"All right – said the granddaughter – I’m coming".

The granddaughter took hold of the old woman, the old woman took hold of the old man, the old man took hold of the turnip, they pulled and pulled, but couldn't pull it out. So the granddaughter called the dog over.

"All right – said the dog – I’m coming".

The dog took hold of the granddaughter, the granddaughter took hold of the old woman, the old woman took hold of the old man, the old man took hold of the turnip, they pulled and pulled, but couldn't pull it out. So the dog called the cat over.
"All right – said the cat – I’m coming".

The cat took hold of the dog, the dog took hold of the granddaughter, the granddaughter took hold of the old woman, the old woman took hold of the old man, the old man took hold of the turnip, they pulled and pulled, but couldn't pull it out. So the cat called the mouse over.
"All right – said the mouse– I’m coming".

The mouse took hold of the cat, the cat took hold of the dog, the dog took hold of the granddaughter, the granddaughter took hold of the old woman, the old woman took hold of the old man, the old man took hold of the turnip, they pulled and pulled--and finally pulled out the turnip!

If not, this is a children's fairytale story from Eastern Europe. 
With Turnips taking over the Farmer's Markets, I "pulled" them too! This is a healthy low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. 
It's a quick and easy side dish. 

1-2 cups of peeled and cubed turnips
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil 
Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper

Cook turnip cube in boiling water for about 15 minutes or until soft.  Drain turnips. Place turnips back in pot, add garlic, olive and salt and fresh ground pepper. Mash all the ingredients together.  If needed, you can use a food processor.  




Cook.Eat.Enjoy!
A Girl & Her Food 








7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the add! This look yummy. We've always wanted to try this.

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