And Now For Something Completely Different…


Turnip Fries! Bet you weren’t expecting that. Courtesy of Wozupi Tribal Gardens:


  • Turnip wedges
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil and lightly grease. Peel the turnips, and cut into French fry-sized sticks, about 1/3 by 4 inches. Place into a large bowl, and toss with the vegetable oil to coat. Place the Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder in a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Place the oiled turnips into the bag, and shake until evenly coated with the spices. Spread out onto the prepared baking sheet.Bake in preheated oven until the outside is crispy, and the inside is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.


  1. blf says

    I first read that as Turnip flies.
    The mildly deranged penguin agrees, pointing out turnips are somewhat aerodynamic and can probably be launched quite a distance from your friendly neighbourhood trebuchet. However, unlike cats, turnips probably don’t go Yeooowwwww! and SPLAT!, more sort of THUMP! Boring, which is also about how they taste(turnips and flies).

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