Buttered Fried Parsnips

Buttered Fried Parsnips created by Jenny Sanders

Parsnips are one of the vegetables I think I ought to like; they are a locally grown vegetable, available all winter after all. But I never managed to be terribly enthusiastic about them until this recipe came along.

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  • Wash, trim and scrape the parsnips.
  • Cut into uniform pieces and boil in salted water, 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain well, and let dry.
  • Just before serving, heat the butter in a skillet and saute over moderate heat until light brown on all sides, letting the parsnips caramelize a little in their own sugar. It is best if you have a large enough pan that they can be cooked in a single layer.
  • Season with the nutmeg, salt and pepper and serve in a warm vegetable dish, garnished with parsley.
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"Parsnips are one of the vegetables I think I ought to like; they are a locally grown vegetable, available all winter after all. But I never managed to be terribly enthusiastic about them until this recipe came along."

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  1. FLYing4Me
    I had parsnips all the time growing up. Used this recipe to introduce my family to them. Everyone loved them, but the problem was...I should have made a double batch!
  2. Montana Heart Song
    I purchased two large parsnips. One was so tough I could not cut it. So I had one left. I cut in thin rounds and followed the recipe.I sauteed in butter and sprinkled with a little paprika to brown. No one wanted the nutmeg so I left it off. This is good. Parnips are expensive in this area. I would make again if the cost comes down. Thanks for posting!
  3. papergoddess
    Yummy, yummy, yummy!!! I haven't had parsnips in 30 years (my MIL used to make them, and they were always sauteed and undercooked) I'm a convert. These were creamy and just delicious. I'll be buying them regularly. I'm trying to add more veges to our (or MY) diet.
  4. Cooking for ONE 2
    My mother would make them like this only mash the parsnips, make into pattys, then fry in butter. Very good.
  5. GoKittenGo
    My mom and I had these as a side for lunch today - - first time eating parsnips for both of us! We loved it, and she's taking the recipe home with her. Thanks for posting!
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