Learn how to cook perfect parsnips prepared in three simple ways: roast parsnips, smashed parsnips and fried parsnips which is a great vegetable addition to any roast dinner. And don't be bashful to try Parsnip Soup!
All three methods of cooking parsnips given here can be prepared with just parsnips or mixed with carrots for a delightful taste.
When being introduced to parsnips for the first time some people may prefer them mixed to ease their way into this beautiful vegetable.
Mix the quantities half parsnips and half carrots. They are delicious this way and compliment each other well.
Parsnips are fairly sweet as vegetables go, not unlike sweet potatoes. They have a slight perfume-ness to the flavor in my opinion, although some people describe it as a little spicy. They have a distinctively different taste than carrots and like carrots should be peeled the older they are before cooking.
Parsnips are similarly shaped like carrots, but are a creamy, slightly yellow color, with green tops that are the visible part that grow above the ground before they are harvested. The greens look more like celery leaves than carrot tops. They are a root vegetable like carrots, beets, and potatoes are.