Monday, April 25, 2016

Curly-Q Parsnip Fries & an Amazing Slicing Tool

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Curly-Q Parsnip Fries

Parsnips are a wonderful taste of Spring.  We always winter over our parsnips by mulching heavily and this makes our parsnip harvest such a joy because they are harvested before anything else is growing in the garden.

Every Spring I always try to create new recipes and ways of using up these parsnips.  This year I was inspired by this amazing slicing tool/gadget that my husband purchased for me from Williams Sonoma.   This fun gadget has a curly-q attachment - you will see how easy it was to slice the parsnips in the pictures below.

Preparing Parsnips for Curly-Q Fries: After slicing the parsnips I placed them in salt water for about 20 minutes, drained them and patted them dry with a paper tower.  There are 2 methods of cooking these fries:
Oven Method:  After preparing the parsnips - toss with some olive oil, place on a sprayed cookie sheet & bake in a 425 degree oven until desired golden brown color is achieved.  (this method made somewhat soggy fries - unless you leave them in too long then they will quickly burn.  I prefer the next method).
Frying Pan Method:  After preparing the parsnips - heat up some canola oil (or coconut oil) in a frying pan.  Test the oil by placing one curly-q parsnip - if it sizzles the oil is ready.  Place about some of the parsnips in the oil & remove when they float or when they reach your desired crispiness.  Place on a papertowel to drain & salt to taste.  Continue frying until all of the sliced parsnips have been fried.

Below the slicing pictures please see all of the other Parsnip recipes that I have shared with you over the years!  ENJOY!

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Below are the parsnip recipes that I've shared with you on this blog so far:

Orange Parsnip Cake by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 008_zpse649f4b0.jpg

Parsnip Brownies with Rasp, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 010_zpsde7afdb1.jpg
Springtime Chicken Pot Pie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 011_zps31ba15c2.jpg
Jam-In Lemon Parsnip Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 009_zps33380fc9.jpg

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