Salsify - Oyster Plant

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by mollypaul

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.

Top Review by Mark Mc

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash salsify, scrape roots and place immediately in cold water, adding vinegar to prevent discoloration.
  2. Cut in half lengthwise and cook in boiling water until tender, approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Dip cooked pieces in beaten egg, sprinkle with salt, roll in cracker crumbs and fry in butter until golden.

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