These healthy baked parsnip fries are a wonderful alternative to traditional potato fries. They are an easy side dish for any occasion and a great way to get your daily serving of veggies. With a nice blend of farm-fresh herbs, some spices and a splash of olive oil, this parsnip fries recipe is simply awesome. This is actually more than just a side dish they are a great snack on movie night to keep yourself from eating junk food. So the next time you are about to grab a snack try this yummy alternative instead.
My husband would survive on only potato fries if he could, it’s his go-to easy meal. For me, I try to give him a dose of healthy once in a while and these alternative fries go over pretty great. Try them with your family the next time someone wants fries and you want to get them a dose of natural vitamins.
HOW LONG TO COOK PARNIP FRIES?
It only takes 25 minutes to prepare and cook these fries and have them on the table ready to eat. Don’t forget to preheat your oven before you start to keep make things faster Once in the oven they are only going to need about 18 minutes to be ready to eat. Since they are sliced thin make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
Grab your carrot peeler for this recipe, it works great on parsnips too. If you don’t have one in your kitchen drawer, I highly recommend buying a good quality one. Peeling parsnips with a knife is not the easiest of tasks. With my peeler, I can get them done in a minute or two and without the cuts and frustration.
This parsnip recipe can be converted to vegan by omitting the parmesan cheese at the end. You can try vegan cheeses if they are available in a market near you.
HOW TO BAKE PARSNIP FRIES
There are a few tips if you want to get the recipe just right. I know it will be tedious but try to get them in a single layer with a small space in between each piece. This spacing will ensure that they all bake sufficiently and evenly. If done correctly you can get them as crispy as french fries.
The baking tray has to be lightly greased before placing the fries to help prevent sticking. Also, toss the parsnip pieces in oil before arranging them on your baking tray.
Hold off on putting the parmesan on top until they are cooked so it doesn’t burn in the oven. Do the same with the chopped parsley so it’s fresh when served.
And that’s it, an easy and healthy side dish for any occasion.
The parsnip fries should be crunchy on the outside, while soft and fluffy on the inside. Serve them with your favourite moose roast or as a snack.
Parsnip Fries Recipe
1 tbsp olive oil, plus enough to coat the baking sheet.
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 390F
Peel, then chop the parsnips into fries.
In a bowl mix the paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Then toss the fries in this mixture before placing them on your oiled baking sheet.
Bake first for 15 minutes, then flip your fries on the other side, and bake for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot with parsley and parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts – per serving
|Calories from Fat||72|