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Old 09-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Parsnips, anyone?

During my last grocery trip, I picket up a few parsnips (I've been diligently working my way through the produce section, trying everything that I've never tried before) But alas, I really just don't know what to do with them. I've done some Google searches, and it seems to be pretty unanimous that the preferred method of cooking is to peel and then roast them. But I don't want to try them just one way, So I'd love some suggestions!

Also, I did try doing a search through here, and couldn't seem to run across any threads or recipes for parsnips, if there really is one (Or a few) I'd love to get a link!


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Old 09-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Sometimes Mrs Dawg will mash them together with potato and turnip (the little white ones). The same way you would make mashed potatoes. She adds a bit of horseradish as well.

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Chop them up and put them in a soup or stew.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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I won't eat them, but Dad would slice, boil and serve drained with butter. They were too sweet for my taste.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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They're similar to carrots but sweeter, so you can use them in the same ways you would carrots. However I fix them, I like to mix them with other root vegetables because, as PF said, they can be pretty sweet on their own.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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We used to throw them in with a pot roast along with the other vegetables.

Boil them til tender and then fry them in butter.

We never ate them until they had been frozen in the ground. My Father used to leave them in the garden and cover them with hay, when a thaw came along he would dig them or in early spring when nothing else fresh was available.

I would eat them if they were on my plate, I wouldn't risk crossing the road to get any!
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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I like them roasted along with other root vegetables.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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I use them as I would carrots.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #9
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They are especially tasty in my oxtail soup. Really gives another wonderful layer of flavor to an already great soup.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #10
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I thought this sounded a good way to use them. I have it in my folder.

forkful #1: parsnip fritters | Forkful

I haven't made them yet, as my mother didn't cook/eat parsnips until they had been frosted too.

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