Everyone knows that turnips are white, but did you know that they also come in yellow? I didn't until I picked up a bunch of gold baby turnips at the farmer's market. The man selling them told me that this variety is sweeter than white turnips.
I decided to do a really simple preparation with these turnips to let their natural flavor shine. I started by throwing the halved turnips into a pan with about a tablespoon of melted butter. I added a pinch of sugar, some salt and pepper and a splash of water. I cooked at a medium simmer until the turnips were tender, adding more water when the intial amount was absorbed. Once the turnips were tender, I turned the heat up to high and boiled the liquid off. I let the turnips caramelize in the resulting glaze for a few minutes, then added some minced parsley and a sprinkling of fleur de sel.
The turnips were as sweet as promised, and the fleur de sel added a pleasant crunch and hit of salt. I'll be keeping an eye out for these guys the next time I'm at the farmer's market.