Step 1Peel the turnips and cut them in half lengthwise. Lay cut sides down and slice them into one-half-inch-thick slices. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the turnips and stir to coat. Season with salt.
Step 2Cook, stirring occasionally, until the turnips are golden brown and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Season lightly with pepper.