Sunday, October 31, 2010
Turnip Greens on Halloween!
That would have been a good idea.
Things kept coming up and it was a week before I had time to cook them. I don't recommend that. They were a bit wilted. But a bit wilted fresh from the garden tastes better that store bought!
Turnip Leaves are normally sandy, so the first step is to remove the side leaves from the stem and wash them in a bowl of water. Mine wasn't very sandy. (I run a clean garden - haha)
Drain turnip greens thoroughly.
I made these in between answering the door for Trick-or-Treaters. Did you know that Jack o'Lanterns originated from carved turnip lanterns made by Irish children to keep spirits away on Halloween? I'm sure those Irish moms cooked the greens left over from the carved turnips, just like we use the seeds left over from our carved pumpkins.
So turnip greens seemed like an appropriate side dish for a Halloween dinner.
Remove nuts to a cutting board, chop and set aside. About 1/2 cup would be plenty.
Saute until onion is cooked and turnips are tender, about 5 minutes.