Nutty Parsnip Fries

Looking back through some of my old food pics and blog posts I ran across my recipe for parsnip fries and was so mad at myself that I hadn’t made them in 3 years! They’re incredibly delicious. Nutty – slightly crazy – covered with a peanut almond sauce.  I immediately made them, along with a kale salad and crispy tofu. (oh, and wine too – it was that not so great day.)

Ok, right, Ingrid… parsnips as fries?  The answer is most definitely YES.  Parsnips are similar to carrots, but have a little more sugar, so they’ll cook up sweeter.  They are also packed with fiber, vitamin C, and some folate.  I would definitely recommend adding these to your basket next time you’re at the market – especially the farmer’s market come harvest time – yum!  I also made a parsnip gratin way back when – that was also crazy good (covered in cream and not at all conventionally healthy, but so good for the soul).

Nutty Parsnip Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 T peanut butter (I like smooth best)
  • 2 T almond butter
  • ~4 large parsnips cut like  fries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F or 400F (depending on desired crispiness).
  2. Wash, peel, and cut up the parsnips.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together nut butters and oil. Toss the parsips in the butter mixture and coat evenly.
  4. Spread out fried on a large sheet pan, pop in the oven and bake for about 40-50 minutes or until to desired crisp.

Eat and enjoy!  I would say serves 2-4, but really I don’t share at all.  And good luck if they even make it to the table, they’re that addicting!

MAR
21

Nutty Parsnip Fries

Nutty – no not crazy, but covered with a peanut almond sauce.  I made these before and then they were gone so quickly I didn’t get a picture… but have no fear – this time I managed to snag one before everything got gobbled up.

Ok, right, Ingrid… parsnips as fries?  The answer is most definitely YES.  Parsnips are similar to carrots, but have a little more sugar, so they’ll cook up sweeter.  They are also packed with fiber, vitamin C, and some folate.  I would definitely recommend adding these to your basket next time you’re at the market – especially the farmer’s market come harvest time – yum!

Peanut Butter Parsnip Fries

Ingredients
1 T olive oil
3 T peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, I’ve used both)
2 T almond butter
~4 large parsnips cut like fries (you’ll want to make sure you have enough to share… or not)

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375F or 400F (depending on how crispy you like your fries).
Wash, peel, and cut up the parsnips.
In a large bowl, stir together butters and oil.  Toss the parsnips in the nut butter mixture and coat evenly.
Spread out fries on a large sheet pan, pop in the oven and bake for about 40-50 minutes or until desired crisp.

Eat and enjoy!

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