Peppery Turnip “Fries”


  • 4 medium turnips(about 1 1/2 lbs.)

  • 12 teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • 3 -4 tablespoons freshly ground parmesan cheese,

  • olive oil

  • 1 tablespoonlime juice (optional)


  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

(or you can toss the sticks in oil first and then in the spices)