Basically a parsnip is the ugly cousin to a carrot. It has a weird root looking exterior and once cooked the parsnip has a sweet buttery and slightly spicy taste. The parsnip is also low in calories and high in fiber, which makes it the perfect substitute for potato french fries!
What you will need:
- 4- 5 parsnips
- 3 tbs of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of pepper
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- Wash and peel the parsnips.
- Cut them into french fry like slices. Try to make them all pretty similar in size so they bake evenly.
- Place all the ingredients into a bowl and toss parsnip slices into mixture making sure to coat them all evenly.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (easy cleanup) and bake at 400 degrees for 3o minutes. Turn them once while baking. After 20 minutes check on them. A little crispy brown texture is what you are looking for. If they look done before the 30 minutes is up take them out.
I will be making a giant batch of these for Super Bowl per my husband's request. The reason the bowl looks half empty is because by the time I actually got around to snapping a picture I had already consumed half of them. So yummy!
If you are a fan of parsnip fries you might also enjoy zucchini fries and cauliflower poppers.