-2/3 cup chopped bacon
-1 cup chopped onion
-1 lb. small turnips; chopped
-3 cups milk
-2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
-Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. COok the bacon, stirring until the fat is rendered and the bacon is just beginning to color, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the turnips and milk, bring to a simmer, and cook until the turnips are tender, about 45 minutes. Drain in a colander. Return the mixture to the pan and add the butter, salt, and pepper. Stir vigorously with a heavy wooden spoon until roughly mashed.