Turnip Pancakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Nani_Ka

I'm trying to come up with ways to cook turnips that don't involve roasting, stewing or mashing them, so I came up with this recently. It started as a potato pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking, then changed when I tried it out. They came out rather sweet considering there's no sugar added... I'll definitely be eating these again. Good hot or cold.

Top Review by jen_soup

Great way to use up small haruki turnips. Just sprinkled salt and pepper on them and ate 'em up! But definitely cook until browned. I was impatient on a few and the under-cooked ones were bitter.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups turnips, grated
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons onions, grated
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 14 inch vegetable oil


  1. Grate turnips into colander.
  2. Sprinkle grated turnip with salt; turn & mix to evenly distribute salt. Allow to sit for 10 - 20 minutes.
  3. After resting, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Move drained turnip to bowl.
  4. Sprinkle turnips with flour; toss turnip to distribute flour.
  5. Add 3 eggs. Stir to mix well.
  6. Heat oil in pan until hot enough for frying.
  7. Drop large spoonfuls of batter into oil; should flatten out into 3" patties. Fry until browned; then flip & cook until set & browned.
  8. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy!

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