Peppery Turnip "Fries"

Total Time
15 mins
35 mins

I confess to being turnip ignorant. It seems a shame to let a perfectly good vegetable go uneaten for lack of knowledge. Then I found this recipe in "Yamuna's Table", and I became a turnip convert. Try it and join me in having a new appreciation for this humble vegetable.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with olive oil.
  3. Pare the turnips and cut them into 2 1/2 x 1/2 inch sticks.
  4. Combine the spices, Parmesan and turnips in a large plastic bag.
  5. Seal and shake to coat.
  6. Spread the sticks in a single layer on the prepared pan and brush with a little olive oil.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, turning once, until spears are tender and golden.
  8. Serve with or without a sprinkling of lime.