Turnip Fritters

Turnips are sometimes a forgotten vegetable, but they used to be considered a staple well before the potato ever was. The turnip is an excellent source of vitamin C, and just 1 cup of cooked cubes of turnip contains 30% of the daily recommended amount.

Turnip fritters are one of my favourite ways to enjoy turnip. It is relatively quick and easy, and doesn’t take away too much of the flavour from the turnip itself.

What you will need:

1 cup turnip, cubed

1/2 red onion, diced

1 sprig of mint, roughly chopped

Boil the turnip until it is relatively soft. It wants to be soft enough that a fork can go into it easily, but not so soft that it falls apart.

While the turnip is cooking, fry the onion in a saute pan with a little oil. When the onion is cooked add the mint for the last couple of seconds.

Remove both from the heat. Drain the turnip and combine with the onion and mint mixture. Mix everything together so that it is evenly combined.


With your hands, roll the mixture into balls. If the balls aren’t forming easily, try mashing some of the turnip with a fork.


Once you have made enough balls, bake in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes.