Tarragon, Turnip and Watermelon Radish Gratin

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Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch

Tarragon, Turnip and Watermelon Radish Gratin
  • Prep Time: About 10 minutes
  • Cook time: About 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Allergens: dairy


  • Turnips – About 3 turnips, very thinly sliced
  • Watermelon radish – About 3 watermelon radish, thinly sliced – mandolin (you can substitute regular radishes if you can’t find watermelon radish)
  • Ghee or coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tarragon – 1 teaspoon
  • Parmesan – About 1/2 cup of thinly sliced ribbons


  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sliced turnips and watermelon radish with the melted ghee or coconut oil and sea salt.
  3. Arrange the slices in a spiral pattern in a baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle the gratin with tarragon and Parmesan ribbons.
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes, uncovered, until the edges of the roots and Parmesan are golden brown.

For more recipes by Emma Frisch, visit her food blog at www.emmafrisch.com

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