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Turnip Patties

Looking for another way to serve up a side of turnip at your next Holiday gathering?  These Turnip Patties are a great way to present turnip any time of the year!

Gluten free morsels of turnip, with extra ingredients to add flavours and textures, make the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

This side dish recipe yields 20 patties when using a 3 tbsp scoop.

Serve them up hot and enjoy the contrast of the fried crispy outside and flavourful soft center.

For added flavour drizzle servings in some maple syrup.  We produce our own so it is great to have another opportunity to use some.

Each bite is loaded with turnip, onions, pecans and bacon.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To begin I folded up some paper towel and placed it in a glass pie plate.

I stood the turnip on its end on top of the paper towel.

Next I put the turnip in the microwave and cooked it on high power for 10 minutes.

When the microwave was done I turned the turnip onto it’s other end and again cooked for 10 minutes.

Once the turnip was cooked on both ends I removed it from the microwave and allowed it to stand for 5 minutes.

Then I cut one end off of the turnip and used two forks to peel the skin down off the turnip.

I turned the turnip over and cut the other end off and transferred it to a mixing bowl.

I used a potato masher to mash the turnip.  It made about 4 cups.

Next  I added some brown sugar, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour and 2 large eggs to the mashed turnip.

I used a wooden spoon to incorporate all these ingredients well.

Then I diced some yellow onion and cut up some cooked bacon.

I stirred the onion and bacon into the turnip mixture with the large spoon.  I also added in some crushed pecans at this point.

Once all the ingredients were well combined I put some olive oil in a large skillet and turned it to medium heat.

When the oil was hot I used a scoop to drop the mashed turnip mixture into the skillet.  My scoop measured three tablespoons.

Then I used a spatula to flatten the turnip mixture into patties.  

I cooked the turnip patties for 3 -4 minutes on one side before flipping them over with the spatula.

It took another 3 – 4 minutes to finish cooking them until golden brown.

As I finished the batches (it took three for me), I transferred the cooked patties to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Transfer the Turnip Patties to a serving plate as soon as the last batch is complete.

You could easily makes these ahead and just heat them up the day of your Holiday gathering or whenever you choose to serve up these delicious morsels.

Drizzled in maple syrup is how we choose to serve Turnip Patties at our house.  You can choose your own creative presentation.

The contrast of sweet and savoury will delight your palate!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Turnip Patties :

  • 1 turnip
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon
  • olive oil for frying
  • maple syrup

How to Make Turnip Patties:

  1. Fold paper towel and place in a microwaveable dish. Stand turnip on its end on top of paper towel.
  2. Put in microwave and cook on high power for 10 minutes.
  3. When done turn turnip onto it’s other end and again cook for 10 minutes.
  4. While turnip is cooking dice the yellow onion and cut up the cooked bacon.
  5. Once turnip has been cooked on both ends remove from microwave and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut one end off of the turnip and use two forks to peel the skin down off the turnip. Turn over and cut the other end off and finish peeling.
  7. Place peeled turnip into a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  8. Mix in the eggs, gluten free flour and brown sugar really well.
  9. Stir in the diced onion, chopped bacon and pecans.
  10. Put the olive oil into a large skillet and turn the heat to medium.
  11. Once oil is hot use a scoop (mine was 3 tablespoons) to drop mounds of turnip into the skillet.
  12. Flatten the mounds with a spatula to make patties.
  13. Fry until golden brown on one side  and flip to brown the other side. About 3 – 4 minutes per side.
  14. Transfer cooked patties to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  15. Once all patties are cooked serve them up as a side to your favourite meal.
  16. Drizzle with maple syrup before enjoying!
Yield: 20

Turnip Patties

Looking for another way to serve up a side of turnip at your next Holiday gathering?  These Turnip Patties are a great way to present turnip any time of the year!

Looking for another way to serve up a side of turnip at your next Holiday gathering?  These Turnip Patties are a great way to present turnip any time of the year!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 turnip
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon
  • olive oil for frying
  • maple syrup

Instructions

    1. Fold paper towel and place in a microwaveable dish. Stand turnip on its end on top of paper towel.
    2. Put in microwave and cook on high power for 10 minutes.
    3. When done turn turnip onto it's other end and again cook for 10 minutes.
    4. While turnip is cooking dice the yellow onion and cut up the cooked bacon.
    5. Once turnip has been cooked on both ends remove from microwave and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
    6. Cut one end off of the turnip and use two forks to peel the skin down off the turnip. Turn over and cut the other end off and finish peeling.
    7. Place peeled turnip into a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.
    8. Mix in the eggs, gluten free flour and brown sugar really well.
    9. Stir in the diced onion, chopped bacon and pecans.
    10. Put the olive oil into a large skillet and turn the heat to medium.
    11. Once oil is hot use a scoop (mine was 3 tablespoons) to drop mounds of turnip into the skillet.
    12. Flatten the mounds with a spatula to make patties.
    13. Fry until golden brown on one side  and flip to brown the other side. About 3 - 4 minutes per side.
    14. Transfer cooked patties to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    15. Once all patties are cooked serve them up as a side to your favourite meal.
    16. Drizzle with maple syrup before enjoying!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
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