Photo by Renee Erickson
Roasted Turnips, Brown Butter, and Marjoram
1bunch, about 10 small white turnips from Local Roots…
1 tbl olive oil
2 tbl unsalted butter
fleur de sel or kosher salt
1 tbl lemon juice
1/8 cup marjoram leaves picked from the stem
Wash the turnips, and trim the stems to one inch. Halve or quarter the turnips depending on their size. Heat a saute pan with the olive oil and butter on medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the turnips. Cook without stirring too much, trying to keep the cut sides down to promote browning. Occasionally toss the turnips to cook evenly. As the butter starts to brown, add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. The lemon will help to keep the butter brown. Test for doneness with a paring knife. When the turnips are ready (still a little firm) add in the picked marjoram. It should fry and become crisp.
Serve warm with perfectly roasted chicken.