Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Salsify is a root vegetable that looks something like a white carrot and tastes like oysters. From the Mississippi Valley chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.
- 6 salsify
- 1 quart cold water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 egg, beaten
- salt, to taste
- cracker crumb
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Wash salsify, scrape roots and place immediately in cold water, adding vinegar to prevent discoloration.
- Cut in half lengthwise and cook in boiling water until tender, approximately 30 minutes.
- Dip cooked pieces in beaten egg, sprinkle with salt, roll in cracker crumbs and fry in butter until golden.
Got some salsify delivered as part of a vegetable box. I had never even heard of them before. As the only recipe on the website, this made for an easy choice. I highly recommend both the vegetable and this recipe, which is straightforward to prepare and very tasty.