Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen

Makes 6 Medium Sized Fritters

These popped into my head the other day, not sure why or from where, but it sounded good.  So here is what I came up with. I just made them for lunch and they were yummy!

1 bunch Turnips (works out to be about 1/2 lb after removing the tops, bottoms and peeling), save tops*
1 Egg
1/4 Flour
1/4 cup Panko or Bread Crumbs
1 Eatwell Spring Onion, finely chopped, one of the smaller ones and you can include the inner greens
1 stalk Spring Garlic
1/4 tsp fresh Rosemary OR if you have Sage use that instead, it’s just nice having a bite of fresh herb flavor, finely chopped
1 tsp Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper
Oil for frying

Grate peeled turnips in the food processor (or on a box grater).  Put the grated turnip into a bowl and sprinkle on the salt.  Mix the salt in well then put the turnips into a mesh sieve to drain for several minutes.  In the meantime slowly heat 1 TB of oil in a fry pan over medium heat.  In a bowl beat together the egg, rosemary and black pepper, then add the drained turnips, onion, garlic.  Add in the flour and panko, and mix well.  Turn the heat up in the fry pan to medium high, make a few patties and fry on each side until browned.  Serve hot with a soy dipping sauce or a yogurt and green garlic sauce. *Save the tops and the liquid drained from the grated turnips to add to the minestrone soup recipe.