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Turnip Soup

Turnip Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
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I know about Turnip two things.
The First is famous Russian Fairy Tale. And the second, before potato arrived from America, ancient Estonians ate turnips.
Turnip in estonian ” Naeris”. And ” Naeris” means, “laughed”, as well. So, “Naeris naeris”- means “Turnip laughed”

Turnip Soup


  • onion
  • 2 carrots
  • ca 50 g butter
  • 2 potato
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 apple
  • for seasoning mustard, sour cream and salt, pepper


  1. Chop vegetables
  2. Turn on the Kettle
  3. Melt in the pot butter and add onion and carrot
  4. Pour in boiling water
  5. 5. While carrot is half- ready, add potato
  6. When potato is half-ready, add turnip
  7. Add apple.
  8. When all vegetables are ready, pour broth in to the other boil
  9. Smash vegetables. Season and add sour cream and broth, to achieve
  10. desirable thickness.
  11. Serve with sour cream and herbs.

Soundtrack Blacky “Laulu lõpetus”

This post first appeared on Estonian Cuisine, please read the originial post: here

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