I love the taste of the humble parsnip not just in soups. This pudding goes very well with stews and roast meat or chicken.
- 1 1⁄4 lbs parsnips (you will need approx 1.2 lb after they are peeled and cored)
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped or 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- freshly grated nutmeg
- 1⁄2 tablespoon butter or 1⁄2 tablespoon margarine
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper
- 2 ounces grated fresh parmesan cheese (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Clean the parsnips, cook, steam or microwave until they are soft.
- Mash them with the milk and butter, then add a good grating of nutmeg and the flour, then the chopped onion and the egg, and then add the salt and pepper and check the seasoning.
- Transfer this to a greased ovenproof dish and sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, the cheese might not brown or melt being Parmesan, it will make more of a thin crust, if you like melted cheese on the top, add little flecks of butter to the Parmesan, or choose a different cheese.
this was very tasty, a nice change from mashed potatoes. i used half & half instead of milk. i grated parmesano reggiano on top, and dotted with butter, delicious!
Thanksgiving I was looking for spice ideas for parsnips and found this. Forgot the green onions or chives. Made it and it was quite nice.
Great way to serve parsnips. I love them but get tired of just roasting them. I didn't use the parmesan but next time I will try it. - recipe was excellent without it though. The nutmeg gives added zip to the parsnips. I cut the recipe in half with no problems. Thanks PetsRus for another way to serve parsnips - 3 May 2010 Made again and topped with Parmesan cheese MMmmm wonderful It will be a regular