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Turnip Fritters with Tomato Lemon Sauce (Tuscan)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------SAUCE-----------------------------------
  • 8 Italian plum tomatoes;
  • -canned, crushed with
  • -liquid, see tip
  • 1/2 c Vegetable broth
  • 1 Lemon; squeezed
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper


1 1/2 lb Turnips; peeled and shredded
-in a food processor
1 md Onion; minced
1/2 c Finely chopped scallion tops
3 Eggs; lightly beaten
1/4 c Unbleached flour
1 sm Fresh red chile pepper;
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 c Vegetable oil; for frying

1. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over
low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. TIP! Crush each tomato by
sqeezing, in your hand; squeeze over the saucepan to catch the juice. The
sauce may be made up to 1 day in advance, refrigerated and reheated.

2. For the fritters, place all ingredients save the oil in a large bowl and
mix well. The batter will be somewhat loose.

3. Heat 1/4 cup oil over high heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter into the
skillet at a time, putting as many fritters in the pan as can fit without
crowding. Cook until lightly browned on one side (3-5 mins), turn with a
spatula and brown the other side. Drain the fritters on paper towls. Repeat
with remaining batter until all the fritters are cooked. Top with
tomato-lemon sauce and serve.

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