Thursday, February 9, 2012

Parsnip Fries. What a surprise!

Last night I was able to cross another item off of my 25 by 25 list!

20. Try a new fruit or vegetable
 As you can guess from the title of my blog, the vegetable of choice was parsnips and they were amazing! I can't believe that I haven't tried parsnips before. They were so good, my husband even said that he wants me to use them again and again. I'm totally in agreement with that!

Since this was my first time trying parsnips, naturally, this was my first time cooking with them, too. Which means that I was working on another portion of my list last night:

1. Try 25 new recipes

New Recipe 2 of 25:

Parsnip Fries

Servings: 4
Nutrition Per Serving: 174 calories, 27 carbs, 7 fat, 2 protein


2 pounds parsnips, washed and peeled
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel then cut the parsnips into batons. Try to keep them about the same size so they cook at the same speed.

2. Scatter the parsnip batons on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle over the olive oil, and sprinkle on the salt. Using your hands, toss the parsnip pieces until the oil and salt are well distributed. Spread the parsnip pieces out into a single layer.Roast the parsnip fries 20-30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes and, if you like, tossing them around with a spatula once or twice to brown them evenly.
3. Take them out when they've got nice brown edges and spots, but don't let them burn - blackened parsnip fries are bitter. Serve immediately.
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  1. I'll have to try this! I've never cooked with them either and I'm not sure that I've had them :D

    1. Hope you like them! We're going to have them again this week! So yummy!!