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Old 11-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Puréed parsnips

I'd like to try making puréed parsnips with my immersion blender. What's the best and quickest way to cook them?

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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Boil till tender, just like potatoes.
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Boil till tender, just like potatoes.

Thanks! What's the approximate boil time for 3 medium size parsnips?
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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Cut them in chunks. It could take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, depending on the thickness and age of the roots. When you cut them up, slice through a thick piece the long way, and look at the core inside. Occasionally, it can be very 'woody' if the parsnip is old. If you find that, cut it out. A woody core won't mash nicely.

My favorite way to make them is to puree them with a splash of heavy cream. Then set them in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (like a double boiler) while you make the rest of the meal. They mellow during this 15-30 minute rest and become sweeter. (An old Julia Childs trick).
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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Sounds yummy, Silversage. I wish I could use cream but can't for dietary reasons.
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