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csa eats! turnip and potato patties

these were Chris’ favorite out of all the recent patties we made! I am pretty sure I used more turnips than I should have because they were on the smaller side, I hate measuring things, and Ijsut wanted to use them all up! My potatoes were on the small side too so I just estimated and used about 1/2 the amount of potato to the amount of turnips I had cut up. I thought they were a bit too “turnip-y” and could have used more potato. Next time I should measure things out and follow the recipe!!!

turnip and potato patties from simply recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 pound turnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 6 oz potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp thinly sliced scallion greens
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Grapeseed oil, peanut oil, or canola oil (high smoke point vegetable oils)
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD

1 In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the turnip and potato cubes for 15 to 17 minutes, until they are tender, and drain them. In a bowl, mash them with a fork and stir in the scallions, the egg, flour, and salt and pepper to taste.

2 Coat the bottom of a large, heavy bottomed skillet with about 1/4-inch of the oil. Heat the pan on medium high heat until the surface of the oil begins to shimmer, but not smoke. Spoon 1/4-cup mounds of the turnip potato batter into the pan, flattening them into 1/2-inch thick patties with the back of a spatula. Fry the patties until they are golden, turning them once, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the patties to paper towels to drain off excess oil.

Yield: Makes six patties.

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