Parsnips last week, parsnips this week. I’m in a parsnip place right now…
I often like to make Bill Granger’s LA Burgers on a Saturday night. They’re lovely juicy patties made with pork mince and fennel then topped with roasted peppers and rocket. He recommends serving them with sweet potato chips (non-Brits: I’m talking about fries here not crisps) and, sometimes, I do. But they never get crispy enough for me to be able to dip in ketchup. Not good. Normal chips, which I generally love, ruin the freshness of the meal for me, however. It’s a dilemma…
No, it’s not! Parsnip chips are the way to go. Garlic and rosemary parsnip chips, to be precise. I’m a fan. Think you will be too.
Garlic and Rosemary Chips
(serves 2 as a side)
2 large parsnips
1 tblspn olive oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of peppercorns
¼ tspn chopped rosemary
1 small garlic clove
- Preheat oven to 200 oC
- Peel the parsnips and cut into chips half the length of the whole veg and half an inch wide.
- In a mortar and pestle, bash together the peel garlic clove, rosemary, peppercorns and salt to form a rough paste. Stir in the olive oil then toss the parsnips with the mixture.
- Lay the parsnips out on a baking tray making sure you don’t crown them. Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown.
I did these for Christmas Day – so much quicker than roast parsnips and really delicious.
What’s crown? Oh! crowd? don’t crowd the fries/chips?
Ooooohhh. Why have I never thought of this? We do parmesan roasted parsnips for Christmas but generally only have them mashed. This recipe is about to change all that! Thanks.
I am quite surprised I have never heard of these!
These look amazing! I just happen to have some parsnips in my fridge. I am going to try these tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Happy 2013 Wendy! Love Parsnip too, will give these a shot.
I wanted to let you know I made these last night and they were wonderful! Thanks again for the recipe!
I am definitely going to become a fan of these – just need to get hold of some parsnips!
i love cooking with parsnips, these look yummy
i love cooking with parsnips, these look yummy… i presse enter too early!
WOW those look fantastic. I roast parsnips with brussels sprouts all the time…going to have to diversify my parsnip prep now!
must try these they sound scrumious Joan