Tuesday, March 8, 2011
1.5 pounds turnips, peeled and sliced (I used 5 turnips)
1.5 tsp salt, divided
0.5 tsp sugar
0.5 cup butter
2 TBL flour
2/3 cup milk
4 eggs separated
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1. Place turnips in a saucepan with 0.5 tsp salt and 0.5 tsp sugar, cover with water and boil for 15-20 minutes, until tender; drain well and mash then set aside.
2. In another saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and 1 tsp salt until smooth; add milk; bring to a boil; Beat egg yolks in a small bowl and add to the milk mixture. Cook and stir for 1 minute, then add the turnips and remove from heat. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into turnips. Stir into a greased glass baking dish (11X7 or similar). Sprinkle with bacon. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes at 350º F, or until golden brown.