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Simple Creamed Turnips Greens Cooking Recipes

Creamed Turnips


Grilled duck, or any game bird, goes well with this old-fashioned dish.

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 11/2 pounds small firm turnips greens, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch dice or sliced, simmered in salted water to until just tender, about 15 minutes, and drained

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

  • Pinch sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy, medium-size saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the turnips and toss to coat. Pour in the cream and cook, uncovered, until the sauce is thick and the turnips are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in the sugar and nutmeg. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer.

  4. Serve this simple creamed turnips greens cooking recipes very hot, garnished with the chives.

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