4.04.2017

Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries



Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries~ are simple, delicious and are a perfect, healthy alternative from french fries. Trust me, these Parsnip Fries are packed with so much flavor, no need to bring out the ketchup, your kids will love them too!

Fresh parsnips are cut into 2-inch sticks and baked with olive oil and herbs, making this a delicious side, that is easy to make and wonderful to serve with some of your favorite dishes.

Parsnips are related to the carrot family and have a sweet taste. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Plus, each 1/2 cup serving is only about 55 calories, a win-win!


I try to get my family to eat more vegetables these days by making a variety of them for dinner. A few weeks ago, I roasted parsnips to make a Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Soup, and my Lizzy suggested I try baking them as I would French fries.  I did and my family loved them!

Give the parsnips a quick rinse in cold water, then gently peel the skin.  Trim off the ends and cut into long sticks.  Next, scatter them onto a baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil, herbs and bake in 15 minutes.  It's that simple!

We used our favorite blend of herbs, "Herbs de Provence," which comes conveniently in one bottle, making cooking a pleasure.  The blend of herbs in one combination give so much flavor to the parsnips, you won't need to add any salt.  But if you prefer, go ahead, we won't mind.


Baked Parsnip Fries are so good!  Serve them with a roast or poultry, your family will enjoy them as much as we do.  We love eating them alone, but the kids of course - will ask for the ketchup.

Try serving them with a drizzle of Truffle Oil and some grated Parmesan cheese on top, then watch them disappear!

ENJOY!



Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries
  • 1 pound fresh parsnips (about 3 or 4)- peeled, cut into 2-inch sticks
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, and extra
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Herbes de Provence
  • optional: ketchup, for dipping


1.  Preheat oven 400 degrees.  Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking pan.

2.  Scatter parsnips onto a baking pan.  Then sprinkle with Herbs de Provence over them and toss the parsnips with a spatula or with your hands to blend evenly.  And, spread the parsnips again in a single layer so they will bake evenly.

3.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until they are golden and crispy.  Remove and transfer to a serving dish.  Serve them warm.

Serves 3 to 4

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10 comments:

  1. These sound soooo good ~ I love herbes de provence, what an inspired choice!

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    1. Hi Sue, these turned out so tasty - we were taken by surprise! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  2. I absolutely love parsnips and these sound just perfect to try out! They have a natural sweetness which I enjoy!

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    1. They are so much better than French fries - I now make them often! Thank you Sandra for stopping by and leaving a comment !

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  3. These really look good and I love how simple! Anything that looks like a french fry is edible in my book - haha!

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    1. We agree on that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love parsnips, although I usually only serve them with a roast. I should definitely start using them for things like this!

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    1. Same here! I would use parsnips in my soups for years but making them into fries turned out to be the best thing ever ! So darn easy too! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment !:)

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  5. I've made roasted parnips before and love them but I am so intrigued by using Herbes de Provence on them so need to make them again soon :)

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    1. Sue - I am obsessed with herbes de Provence to the point I use it practically for everything ! You going to love these parsnips fries - for sure!! Have a great week!

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