Turnip hash browns are a great low carb & keto breakfast potato substitute. Crispy and tasty they are a great keto hash browns for breakfast or brunch.
I used thyme to flavour these turnip hash browns but you could use the herbs or spices of your choice. Thyme or paprika would be a great alternative. Or simply cook them plain and add a low carb sauce. When I played around with this recipe I tried the turnip mixture plain, then added different herbs until I found a low carb hash brown that suited my palate.
If you are looking for an easy and tasty turnip recipe, these turnip hash browns are a great start. They were an immediate hit with both of us and a perfect addition to our breakfast eggs. The turnip flavour is not too strong and once cooked a great alternative to potatoes.
How to Make Turnip Hash Browns
You can cook these turnip hash browns in small batches but will need a steady hand with the spatula to shape them. The egg helps to bind them and although you could cook these without the egg you will find it difficult to cook these turnip hash browns without a binder. They will fall apart and you will be left with a pan full of cooked grated turnips. However, they are just as tasty if you are not bothered about a hash brown shape. Crispy grated turnips as a side breakfast recipe works!
The key to great turnip hash browns is to cook them thoroughly. The crispier the better. They become a more acceptable keto breakfast potato in flavour the more crispier they are! Do not be afraid of salting them. By themselves, turnips have a sharp bland taste and the trick to great turnip recipes is in the seasoning. Season like you have never seasoned before!
Keto Breakfast Dishes
If you want a hearty breakfast or weekend brunch, enjoy a selection of breakfast dishes together on a plate. Or set up to self serve!
Turnip Hash Browns
- 2 cups turnip grated
- 2 spring onions chopped
- 1 medium egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Peel and grate the turnips
- Place the turnip, spring onions, egg, thyme. Mix well and season with the salt and pepper
- Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and blend well.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat
- Spoon a large tablespoon of the turnip mixture into the frying pan and press into a circular shape.
- Cook gently until golden brown on one side. Flip and continue to cook until firm.
- Eat and enjoy!