Questions & Answers - Peeling Turnips
Baby turnips (those less than 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter) can simply be scrubbed and cooked whole. There are two school's of thought on cooking larger turnips - they can either be peeled and quartered or chopped before cooking - or they can be cooked in their skin and then peeled (they are said to be sweeter this way). If you are baking turnips in the oven, do not peel before baking.
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