So I ended up pickling a jar and I am hoping that they are going to come out great. I quite like pickles in genreal, so I don't see why these won't taste good. I will try them on the weekend after a week of pickling.
(*update* I just couldn't wait a week to try the pickles, they have been in the fridge for 5 days so I thought they must be done. And they were! Tasted them just now and they are perfect! They are going to be so nice in a salad or on a sandwich.)
But for now, here is how they were done:
Trim the greens off the turnips and peel them
Salt the slices and let them rest for about 15-20 minutes, this will draw out excess moisture.
Boil 1 cup water with a cup of white vinegar, a tablespoon of salt and a table spoon of sugar. Add spices that you like in your pickles. I only added peppercorns.
Allow to pickle in the fridge for 4-7 days and enjoy!
I read that the leaves of the turnips are also edible and not wanting to be wasteful I thought I would give them a try. I know you can eat them raw but they are quite hairy and prickly so I cooked them up and then made an omelet/quiche thingy :)
Wash and chop up the turnip leaves