Turnip Greens With Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 165 MINUTES

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  • 3/4 lb smoked turkey wings, (or other smoked meat)
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon Paula Deen's House Seasoning
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 bunch turnip greens, with roots (reserve 2/3 cup cooking liquid for dumplings)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional; (may be used if greens are bitter)
  • 1 cup all-purpose cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg


Place smoked meat in water along with House Seasoning, bouillon, and ginger. Cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Strip turnip leaves free of the big stem that runs down the center of each leaf. Wash in a sink full of clean water. Drain and wash twice more, since greens can often be sand. Peel and slice or quarter roots. Add greens to meat; cook for another 30 minutes, stirring often. Add roots and continue to cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until roots are tender. (Reserve 2/3 cup liquid after cooking if making dumplings.) Add butter and dumplings (if desired) and serve.


Cornmeal Dumplings


Mix all ingredients together. Dipping by teaspoonfuls, gently roll batter in the palms of your hands into approximately 1-inch balls; drop into boiling turnip liquid Make sure each dumpling is completely covered in liquid by shaking the pot gently; do not stir. Boil for about 10 minutes.

Turnip Greens With Cornmeal Dumplings


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1 Review

Tara 1/2/2017
This is honestly

This is honestly one of the best things that I have ever eaten. It takes a while to cook but it is so worth the wait. Tons of flavor! I could eat this everyday.

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