Sautéed Turnips

From Jamie DeMent
  • 4 turnips with greens
  • 2 tbs. cooking oil (olive oil, pork fat. . . we prefer pork fat :)
  • salt and pepper

Cut greens off turnips and save for later.  Wash turnips and set aside to dry.  Heat oil/fat in a frying pan.  When the oil is good and hot, throw in the turnips and stir well to coat with oil.  Cover and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes.  When turnips start to brown, add in greens and cook all together until greens are slightly wilted.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve as a delicious side dish.

Pork Fat as ingredient

Bacon grease works perfect — I use the drippings from any bacon or sausage I cook.  I collect the drippings in a can to use all along.  For greens, I get the pan warm and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of grease and let it clarify.  Then I add the greens and cover for a minute so the greens wilt a little.  Then I uncover and saute until they are tender.  At the end, I salt and pepper to taste.  Super easy and full flavor.