Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
While attending Edinburgh University years ago, I had a flatmate from the Orkney Islans. He cooked this stuff fairly often because it was dirt cheap to make. Now I cook it because most new dinner guests have never even heard of it, never mind eaten it.
- 1 lb potato
- 1 lb turnip (preferably yellow turnip)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
- salt and pepper
- Peel the potatoes and turnip.
- Cut both into roughly the same size pieces.
- Put into a deep pan with the onion.
- Add boiling water to cover and simmer gently until the ingredients are just soft.
- Drain off the cooking liquid.
- Mash everything thoroughly, adding chives and enough milk and butter to make a light consistency.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Serve with a nice sharp cheese as a meal, or as a side dish with a stew or meat.
- (We used to fry the leftovers and serve with fried tomatoes and bacon for breakfast).
Excellent. A very simple, tasty side dish. I didn't drain mine well enough, so I didn't have the consistency needed to fry the leftovers as was suggested(but they reheated well anyway). Oh well, I'm sure I'll get it right in the future, as I plan to make this often. Thanks for another winner!
Made this last night and the kids couldn't tell there was turnip in their mashed potatoes!!!! I served it with pork chops and it was a big hit!!
I usually serve up haggis with my mashed potatoes and turnip separate, but I tried this instead and of course it went just as well. It goes well with fried eggs and baked beans too!