Turnip Au Gratin

  • 8 medium turnip roots -- about 4 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup cream or Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:
Peel and dice turnip roots -- about 4 cups Parboil in lightly salted water until very tender. Drain and mash. Season with paprika, salt, black pepper and granulated sugar In a small sauce pan melt: about 1/4 stick butter Stir in flour for a couple of minutes to cook but don't brown. Add cream or Half & Half Mix in well cooking long enough to make a thick sauce, but don't boil. Drain off any excess water from turnip roots. Mix sauce with turnip roots. Top with bread crumbs and sharp cheddar cheese Heat through until hot and bubbly in 350 Degree oven. Brown lightly.

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