Mashed turnips with sage brown butter
Mashed turnips with sage brown butter.
- Serves: 4
- Cooking Time: 45 mins
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Irish
- 1 medium sized turnip, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 150g butter
- A small bunch of sage, 4-5 leaves
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- Salt and black pepper
- A little grated nutmeg (optional)
1 Boil the turnips until cooked, then strain and mash them.
2 Meanwhile, put the butter into a medium-sized pot; it needs to be bigger than you think otherwise it will overflow.
3 Cook the butter over a moderate heat, after three minutes or so it should start to foam, the bubbling and hissing will stop and it will quieten.
4 Turn down the heat and allow it to become nutty around the edges.
5 Add the sage and the cinnamon and remove the pot from the heat. Allow to infuse for a few minutes.
6 Strain the butter on top of the turnips and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
7 Mix everything together. You can keep this warm or reheat it at your convenience.