Turnip Fries

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I really wanted to like this because I heard great reviews about how good they were. I was very anxious to try them since I was craving fries so I went to the grocery store to pick some up. If you have never bought turnips before like me, make sure you get regular turnips and not the waxed turnips. The waxed ones are known as rutabagas and are not on plan. The ones you want are white on the bottom and purplish at the top.


Well I never really liked turnips, but I thought you never know... I may actually like these. Tastes change especially on the Medifast plan. I remember when I was little, my mom used to make beef stew with potatoes and turnips inside of it. Those turnips always fooled me into thinking they were potatoes until I took a bite into them LOL. Then I would spit them out and try to hide them in my napkin but that napkin was never big enough. I had to sneak and try to take them out of my stew and then I would get into trouble for wasting food. Oh, wonderful child memories. Right! Not!

So I started on the task of cutting them up. I didn't peel them first, but some say it makes a difference and others say it doesn't. Maybe I will try it one more time and peel them. Well, when they came out, I had big expectations. It tasted like a turnip LOL. I know, call me crazy because you are probably saying "Of course Sandy, it is a turnip". I know... I know, but I was expecting more. I tried dipping it into Walden Farms Ketchup (which I bought specifically for these) but I just don't like the taste. Like I said before, I may try it again but this time I won't expect too much from them. I will say the texture came out well. I am still sharing the recipe with you since some do like the taste. Enjoy!


Turnip Fries

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups turnips, sliced into steak fries (3 Greens)
1 tsp olive oil (1 healthy fat)
Sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine olive oil, turnips, and seasonings. Spread on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.

1 Complete Green and 1 Healthy Fat
Condiments are optional




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