Fried Turnips

  • Turnips
  • Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Bacon or fatback drippings

To prepare turnips for cooking, wash and clean them thoroughly. It takes several washings to get them just right. Cut up turnips. Heat bacon or fatback drippings in pan, and add turnips, ¼ cup water, and pinch of salt and sugar. Turn turnips once. As soon as turnips are done, remove from heat. Do not overcook. Turnips should be crunchy.

The Scuffletown Cookbook can be purchased at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke bookstore, Cyna’s Jewelry in Pembroke, or by contacting Gloria Gates at or (336) 578-1188.

Additional recipes from The Scuffletown Cookbook that appeared originally with this one:
Mama’s Christmas Cornbread Dressing
Shirley’s Fresh Baked Ham
Squash Pie
Boss Strong’s Collard Sandwich

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