Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Salsify is a carrot-like root vegetable that tastes a little like oysters, and is known as "poor-man's oysters". To make vegetarian, substitute margarine for the butter. Posted from an online source in response to a recipe request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the salsify, place in saucepan and cover with water; add lemon juice, peppercorns, 3 sprigs of thyme, bay leaf, coriander, and salt to taste.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook until tender.
  3. Remove salsify from liquid and cool, cut into small pieces of equal size.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
  5. Add salsify and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook until golden brown.
  7. Add the butter and the remaining sprigs of thyme and toss until the butter melts.
  8. Remove from heat and drain well on paper towels.