Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut out any woody centers of the parsnips. Preheat a roasting sheet on top of the stove and add the oil and butter. Fry the parsnips until golden brown on all sides. Roast them in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
Pour the honey over the parsnips and carefully turn them, making sure they have all been covered. Place them back in the oven for 5 minutes. The parsnips will now be tender and sweet. Stir them in a serving dish and spoon some of the honey glaze from the pan over the top to finish.