Irish Carrot & Parsnip Mash

"This dish is still widely made in Ireland - it is sometimes called "Green, white and Gold" or "Sunshine". Lovely flavor combination with the carrots and parsnips"
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  • Boil the carrots in a little lightly salted water with a pinch of sugar in it, until soft and drain.
  • Boil the parsnips separately in lightly salted water until soft and drain.
  • Marsh or puree them together.
  • Add the butter (less or more as you wish).
  • Season and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve.

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  1. Thanks for reminding me of an old family favourite that my mum often made. My youngest son had never eaten it , and really enjoyed it. It's a lovely winter veg, so sweet and tasty.
  2. This has been a family favourite of ours too! It is sooooooooo YUMMY!! I am raing this recipe high because I make this dish myself, though I've never added the parsley - I think I might from now on!! If you've never tried it before....I strongly recommend you give it a go! Karin.
  3. Had this for our St. Patricks Day cook a thon, its a recipe I have used for years, and a family favourite. Well except for my non eating vegetable delicious!
  4. I added half an onion, chopped, to each of the vegetables before boiling them. The result was just great!
  5. Sensational. Even my picky eater liked it.


  1. add nutmeg, some red onion, garlic, butter


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