Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Turnips Baked with Sour Cream and Cheddar

Ok, turnips are not the most inherently likeable vegetable out there. And the mature ones you can buy in the store with purple tops are a whole different thing from the young, sweet turnips we're getting from our garden and the CSA box right now. (See the previous turnip post for Julia Child's instructions on how to deal with mature turnips.)  Even I would have said I didn't really like turnips until quite recently.

But what follows is THE most delicious way I've ever had turnips (so far). Dave was actually dumbstruck for a few moments by its extreme deliciousness.  It may be cheating a bit, because sour cream and cheddar cheese are already known to be tasty together, but I think the flavor of the turnips really adds something.

1 lb turnips, cut in ~1 inch chunks
1/2 cup grated cheddar
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Stir all ingredients together in a baking pan. Cover and bake ~1 hour (or until turnips are tender) at 375F. If you uncover it for the last 15 minutes, the sauce gets nice and thick.
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