Turnip and Potato Patties

Makes 6 patties
1/2 pound turnips, peeled and cut into cubes
6 oz potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Grapeseed oil or canola oil (high smoke point vegetable oils)
Salt and pepper
Sour cream (optional)

Cook the potato and turnip in a large pot of boiling water for 15 to 17 minutes or until tender. Drain the vegetables and transfer to a bowl. Mash with either a fork or potato masher and then stir in green onions, egg, flour and salt and pepper to taste.

Coat the bottom of a heavy bottom skillet with about ¼ of oil and heat over medium high heat until the surface of the oil begins to shimmer. Using a ¼ cup measurer, spoon the mixture into the oil and flatten with a spatula into patties. Cook  for about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, and then transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Serve with sour cream if desired. Yum!