Turnip and Swede Garlic Chips
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Turnip and Swede Garlic Chips

This simple recipe for turnip and swede garlic chips is an easy to make side dish with thin slices pan fried in butter and garlic.

Serve with your favorite main dish or on their own for lunch with aioli or sour cream and chives for dipping.

Serves 2 Sides (Depending on the size of your turnips and swedes.)

Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

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Turnip and Swede Garlic Chips Q & A

Can I deep fry turnips and swedes?

Yes, you can cut turnips and swedes into regular chip shapes then deep fry them for the same amount of time as potatoes. Dust with garlic powder or garlic salt before serving.

How long do turnips and swedes keep in the fridge?

They will keep for 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge.

Can I cook turnips or swedes on the barbeque?

Yes, brush both sides of the sliced turnip or swede with melted butter mixed with minced garlic. Grill over medium heat on both sides until done.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Options

This recipe for turnip and swede garlic chips is gluten free. To make it dairy free; replace the butter with a dairy free margarine.

Saving Money

Turnips and Swedes

Save money by buying turnips and swedes when they are in season which is usually during the cooler months of the year. Save even more money by growing your own. They germinate easily from seed and grow quickly making them a valuable food crop to have in your garden.

Both turnips and swedes store well and are the perfect addition to soups and stews. Their mild flavor will not overpower the other flavors in your dish. See this guide to growing Turnips or this guide to growing Swedes (Rutabaga) for more information.


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Alternatively, try growing your own garlic. The bulbs will store for up to 1 year when stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and can be replanted the next season meaning you will never need to buy garlic again. For more information see this guide to growing Garlic.

This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.

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