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I freaking love fries! Who doesn't? But they're sadly not that healthy. Luckily I have an alternative; fries made out of parsnip! Who knew you could make fries out of that? They look fantastic and they taste even better! The structure is very similar to normal french fries. Very yummie and super easy!

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
One serving

2 Parsnips
Olive oil
An oven
Baking sheet and paper
Knife
Peeler
A pan with boiling water
Tea towel
(A dicer is optional. I wanted to make crinkle cut fries!)
 
Poppy Ann1 year ago
Carrot fries are as good plus they normally cost less to buy.
anoukkantelberg (author)  Poppy Ann1 year ago
Also a good idea. Sadly, I don't like carrots, so this is it for me. :)
Where do you even buy parsnips?
anoukkantelberg (author)  forsaknazrael1 year ago
Veggie department of the grocery store. In the Netherlands that is, but I can't imagine you can't find this anywhere else.
Darxide231 year ago
If we're being honest here, deep frying one root vegetable vs another root vegetable will make no real difference in the healthfulness/unhealthfulness of a food. The bottom line is that parsnips net carb count is only marginally less than potatoes and they actually have 5 times the fat of potatoes (granted, even 5 times the fat is still negligible)

But since we are being honest, parsnip fries are a great alternative to the every day potato fries we're all used to. And besides, parsnips are tasty.
anoukkantelberg (author)  Darxide231 year ago
I never used the word deep frying in my Instructable. I used an oven. So that makes them not even slightly better, but a hell of a lot better than the fries you buy at a fast food restaurant. :)
jz11271 year ago
Crinkle cut fries are definitely the way to go! Good choice!
the produce department of any grocery store.
anoukkantelberg (author)  jz11271 year ago
Thank you! Oddly they always taste so much better than "plain" fries.
rmiller9991 year ago
Wow! These look amazing! Boiling and baking must make them fabulous.
anoukkantelberg (author)  rmiller9991 year ago
Thanks! Try them, you will never want normal fries again. No, that's a lie. They are awesome, but normal fries are still awesome too! :)
When boiling, do you get the water boiling first before putting the fries in or do you let them sit in water until they boil for 3 minutes?
anoukkantelberg (author)  oldmancoyote1 year ago
The water has to boil before you put in the fries. I'll edit it tonight! :)