Turnips can be so delicious but you need to find your favorite way to prepare them so that you can look forward to enjoying them. This weekend I decided to pan fry my bunch of turnips in a cast iron skillet on the stove top. I was pleased with the end result, so here is the recipe for you to try.

Pan Fried Turnips with Green Onion and Feta


1 bunch turnips
2 – 4 Tablespoons good butter
¼ cup green onion, sliced fine
2 – 4 Tablelspoons feta cheese


  • Trim ends off your turnips.
  • Slice ¼ inch thick slices.
slice turnips on cutting board with knife

Sliced Turnips ready for frying

  • Heat skillet to medium high.
  • Melt generous amount of high quality butter like grass-fed or Kerry Gold.
  • Place one layer of turnip slice in skillet for 3 -4 minutes.
    Turnips in the pan

    Turnips in the pan

  • Flip over when lightly browned.
  • Remove from skillet and salt to taste.
    Pan Fried Turnips

    Pan Fried Turnips

  • Repeat with remaining turnips.
  • Finely slice the green leafy tops of your onions.
  • Sprinkle fried turnip slices with green onion slices and crumbled feta cheese.
  • If you like some heat, sprinkle with your favorite hot sauce.
Pan Fried Turnips on a plate garnished with sliced green onion, feta cheese and hot sauce

Pan Fried Turnips with Green Onion and Feta

Serve and Eat immediately.

Feta Cheese from Haven Farmstead Table

Our new cheese business, Haven Farmstead Table, is now making Feta Cheese, right here on the farm. We are grazing and milking seven cows in our lush grass pastures and that milk goes directly into our cheese room for each batch of fresh cheese. You can purchase

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