Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Salsify is a white carrot-like root vegetable often called "poor-man's oyster". Posted in response to a recipe request.

Directions

  1. Have a bowl of cold water ready to which a little lemon juice or vinegar has been added.
  2. Cut off the tops of the salsify root, peel with a vegetable scraper, and drop immediately into the cold acidulated water to prevent discoloration.
  3. Cut into 1/2-inch wide strips about 2 inches long.
  4. Drop them into large pot filled with boiling water and cook, covered, until tender, about 20 minutes; avoid overcooking as the flesh should not become mushy.
  5. Drain well; add butter, salt, pepper, and a sprinkling of parsley or chives and toss well before serving.

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