Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen  

makes 6 medium sized Fritters

Something about fried food makes me think of summer.  I think a big part of that is, because as a kid, I would spend several weeks at my grandparents' house in Modesto. We got to play outside until late into the very warm night.  Many of the neighbors came from the South and of course, loved fried food.  The smell of something frying, wafting out on the warm summer breeze brings back many, happy memories.

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 Onion, finely chopped, one of the smaller ones and you can include the greens

1 clove Garlic

1 tsp Salt, or Eatwell Farm Rosemary 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, the rosemary salt and black pepper, then add the drained turnips, onion, garlic.  Add in the flour and Panko, 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 Chard and Chickpea Stew.