My friend Tammy at Flat Creek Farm was telling me how to fry turnips. Today on PBS I saw the Lidia's Italy show. She had a guest cook from Arkansas cooking with her. They made skillet fried turnips.
Here's the recipe the best I could copy.
Saute about 4 slices of diced bacon until crisp.
Add 1 clove of garlic and 1/2 of an onion, chopped.
Add 5 to 6 medium diced turnips and 1 diced potato.
Continue to fry for 5 to 10 minutes.
In a small bowl mix 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 Tablespoons water and 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar.
Add to skillet to de-glaze.
Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
These were really good!
As for the candied green beans, here is what I did. The recipe is my own version.
Dice 3 slices of bacon and fry until crisp.
In a casserole dish add 1 can partially drained green beans.
Pour the bacon and some of the fat over the beans.
Add about 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Mix and bake 1 hour at 350.
Okay so we had a little pork fat for dinner. But gosh was it good!
After dinner, it was time to make the turnip kraut. We filled a 6 gallon and a 3 gallon crock. It will take about 2 weeks to sour before it can be canned.
Okay I know this blog originally started as a quilting blog, and believe me it will return to that. However, sometime food gets in the way.
I did some sewing today. I'm still working on two small quilts. My printer is out of ink, and I need that to make some paper piece patterns. Hopefully the snail mail tomorrow will deliver the cartridges I ordered.
The weather was beautiful. I washed some windows in between sewing.
Time to rest now.