PARSNIPS are normally thought of as a boring root vegetable or roast lunch accompaniment, but with cauliflower being all the rage at the moment, it got me thinking about what other boring vegetables we could spice up…
Parsnips really take on flavours well, so are perfect if you want to spice them up with rosemary and honey, or parmesan, or even better with truffles.
6 Parsnips (cut into thin fries shape)
4 Teaspoons of White truffle Oil
Large Sprig of Rosemary
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Pepper
Simply peel the parsnips and cut them in to thin fries shape.
You can easily just pop them in the oven like that, but to make them even tastier, blanche them for 5 minutes in boiling water (or even milk!) first to give them the soft centre.
Then put on a pre-heated oven tray, with a generous splash of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Bake in an oven for around 45 minutes.
When they are ready put a dash of Truffle Oil on. It’s a high quality essence or oil so is for tasting after not for cooking with. Then sprinkle with a sprig more of rosemary and drizzle a little honey on it.
Serve with rump steak or just enjoy as a good snack on their own as a perfect alternative to normal chips!
Hope you like!