I joined a winter CSA with my neighbor, and our first share was full of root vegetables. When I woke up this morning, I had the crazy idea to try and see if I could make turnip mash act like potato mash. This is what I did:
1. Wash and peel turnips, and then cube them.
2. Bring water to a boil in a small pot, add turnips, and boil for about 20 minutes or until tender enough to mash.
3. Drain water, add a slice of butter and salt and pepper to taste, and mash turnips like you would potatoes.
4. Dice two garlic cloves, and on the stove top melt a little butter in a pan and brown the garlic. Add mixture to the turnip mash.
5. In the same pan (that you just cooked the garlic in), add the turnips and cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Turn occasionally so the turnips start to brown on all sides.
6. Serve hot, along with scrambled eggs for a breakfast or brunch that’s slightly healthier than if you used potatoes. I added a dusting of parmesan for flavor.