Parsnip Fries

About: Hi! I'm a twenty-something journalism student from the Netherlands. This is how I roll. I love cooking, technology, beauty, fashion and I have a healthy obsession with shiny and cute things.

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!

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Step 1: Ingredients

One serving

2 Parsnips
Olive oil
An oven
Baking sheet and paper
A pan with boiling water
Tea towel
(A dicer is optional. I wanted to make crinkle cut fries!)

Step 2: Let's Make Some Fries!

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C(400 degrees F) Peel the parsnip and cut them as fries. I diced them like crinkle cut fries. Add them to boiling water for about 3 minutes. Put the fries in a tea towel to dry them a bit. Spread the fries on some baking paper on a baking sheet. Sprinkle a bit of olive oil on the fries. Put it in the oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes. Get them out and enjoy your fries!

Serve it in style with a home made Big Mac!

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    13 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    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. :)

    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! :)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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