Mashed Garlic Turnips

"For those of you who don't like or haven't tried turnip. Great with a steak, a roast, or chops. From: 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender"
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  • Place the turnips and the garlic in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Add water to fill about halfway, cover, and place over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, turn down the burner, and simmer until quite soft (about 15 minutes).
  • Drain the turnips and garlic very well.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the turnips and garlic together.
  • Stir in the butter, horseradish, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and mix well.
  • Just before serving, stir in the chives.
  • Each serving has 10 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber, for a total of 8 grams of usable carbs and 2 grams of protein.

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  1. I felt this had too many competing strong tastes at once. Next time I would leave out the nutmeg or the horseradish, or maybe both, I just didn't care for those two tastes together.
  2. Good - Good - Good!! I got one helping - my husband ate the rest. Really nummy.
  3. I make half of this recipe for hubby and me. I didn't have any chives but other than that, followed exactly. It's a different taste for turnips... one that actually grows on you. I like the horseradish in it. Made for Zaar Alphabet Tag Game 2011.
  4. Loved this Nana Lee! I made two changes: I added carrots for my husband, who loves the combination and I had to sub green onion tops for the chives. :)
  5. This does make a very good side to steak or roast. It doesn't stand well on it's own, and I don't think I'll be craving it anytime soon. The nutmeg, garlic and horseradish make a unique flavor combination.


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