Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Baked Turnip Fries
I have a problem with the turnips. I keep making them.
But, they are sooooo goooood. I just can't get over the flavor of the turnip. How did I not know how good they were? They're all naturally sweet and tasty.
In my defense, the fireman bought 6 turnips the other day, and I made Mashed Turnips last week and had 3 left over. So, I had to make something with them.
I thought about a vegetable beef soup/stew with turnips, yum. I thought about turnip chips, like wedges, and I decided on these turnip fries.
I did some research on how they cook, cause they are have a lot of moisture in them.
By the way, turnips cook way down.
3 turnips is enough for 2-3 people, depending on how hungry they are.
Someone online said that the smaller pieces got crunchier and were more pleasant, so I thought, Shoestrings!
See? It looks like so many.
You could try frying these in hot oil and they may come out crispier, but if I'm going to deep fry something, it's gonna be a potato.
Then, I scooped these into a big bowl and added:
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated (I used the can) *you're not alone, Jana*
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp olive oil
Stir with a large wooden spoon.
The wooden spoon is a necessity.
Then spread out on an oiled cookie sheet.
You could lay so they are not touching, but they're so small and it would take forever to line them all up. So, I just spread them out. When you turn them halfway through, they will be soft. Some of them will break.
It's not the prettiest thing in the world.
Actually, I told the fireman that I thought it was a food-failure.
Then, we tasted them.
BAM! Flavor explosion!