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crispy turnip hash browns with a fried egg, bacon and parsley
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Turnip Hash Browns (Keto and Gluten Free)

If you're missing crispy potato hash browns, you have to try these delicious turnip hash browns! They're a delicious part of a keto breakfast. You will never miss potatoes with shredded turnips as a low carb substitute!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, keto, turnips
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Briana

Ingredients

  • 2 large turnips, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Add shredded turnips to a prepared baking sheet in a thin layer. Toss with some olive oil and salt. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through. This step helps dehydrate the hash browns to ensure they are crispy.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add remaining olive oil, and the butter to melt. Add in the diced onions, along with a pinch of salt. Cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the browned hash browns to the skillet, along with pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until the hash browns are very crispy and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve alongside breakfast. We love to eat them with bacon and eggs. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • We prefer to shred the turnips in the food processor since it's quick and easy, but a regular box grater will work just fine. 
  • If you don't want to bake the turnips before adding them to the skillet, feel free to add the turnips to the skillet to cook out the extra moisture. This will take around the same amount of time, and you will want to move them around often to make sure they don't burn. This is why we find the oven method to be the easiest, but we have also tried cooking them on the stovetop. It is necessary to help get some of that excess moisture out of the turnips, as they have quite a lot of water! 
  • You can skip adding onions if you prefer and just use onion powder instead. We love how fresh onion tastes in the hash browns. 
  • You can add any seasonings you prefer. Sometimes we love to add a little cajun seasoning, cayenne, Italian seasoning or smoked paprika. It just depends on what you'd like to serve the hash browns with. 

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg