Sunday, March 23, 2008

Parsnip Fries

Moving through this week's box we arrived at the parsnips and decided to make parsnip fries. I found a fantastic, easy recipe on Allana Kellogg's blog, A Veggie Venture. The recipe works well and the fries were great -- devoured by those who swore they hated parsnips.

We did a few things differently, noted here in case they made a difference:
  • Tossed the parsnips with the olive oil and chopped garlic, letting the mixture sit for 30+ minutes. We did this due to meal timing, but I noticed the parsnips seemed to absorb the oil, which may have led to their crisp texture.
  • Salted the parsnips just before putting them in the oven. My theory was that if they were to sit with the salt, it would pull out their moisture, which we wanted to avoid.
  • Changed pans mid bake. When we pulled the parsnips out to mix during the baking process, the garlic was dark brown. We moved the partially cooked parsnips to another pan and returned to the oven, discarding the "about to be burnt" garlic.
Four adults easily consumed 2+ pounds of parsnips in less than 10 minutes. We'll absolutely make these again.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you love the parsnip fries, too. Good luck with your CSA, your getting started post is excellent.