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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Turnip Fries

Turnip Takeover
If turnips aren't prepared properly, they often taste like dirt (sad but true). This method of preparation creates a golden, crispy treat that will make you forget about the other fries.  Furthermore, baking instead of frying and substituting the traditional spuds for turnips yields a much healthier fry.

Turnip Fries
Gluten Free
Serves 1

1 medium turnip
salt & pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a pizza stone in oven for 10-15 minutes to preheat.

2. Meanwhile, cut the stem off the turnip then cut into narrow planks. Cut the planks into thin strips.

3. Transfer turnip fries to a salad spinner and spin a few times to remove excess moisture (alternatively, you can  blot very well with paper towels).

4. Place turnip fries in a bowl. Spray heavily with nonstick spray and season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Use your hands to evenly coat fries in seasoning.

5. Remove pizza stone from oven. Carefully pour fries on stone and spread into a single layer.

6. Place stone back in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until fries are golden and crispy. Flip fries halfway through.

7. Season with additional salt if necessary prior to serving.

Nutrition Information--approximately 100 calories per serving

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