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Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries (Recipe)

Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries (Recipe)


I have to admit that, when I got a bunch of parsnips in my CSA box last week, my first thought was, “Wow these are the strangest carrots I’ve ever seen!” I knew parsnips were a thing that existed, sure, and I even think I’d had them at a friend’s house before, but I really had no idea what they looked like. Once I wised up, though, I gained a new appreciation — parsnips sure are tasty! Try this fantastic recipe, and share your favorite way to prepare parsnips in the comments section.

Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries


  • Butter
  • 8 Parsnips, cleaned, peeled and cut into evenly-sized wedges
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped finely
  • 1 1/3 Cup freshly-grated romano
  • Coarse salt & freshly-ground pepper

Oven Temperature: 425 degrees.

1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Grease with butter.
2. Beat egg whites and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano in a large bowl until the mixture is frothy.
3. Place parmesan on a plate. Working in batches, lightly coat parsnips in egg white mixture, and then coat with romano. Arrange parsnips on baking sheet, taking care not to let them touch. Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper on parsnips.
4. Place parnsips in oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Take out of oven, turn over, and return to one. Bake for an addition 5-10 minutes, until parnsips are cooked through and lightly crisped.
Bake until cooked through and crispy, about 20-25 minutes. Serve hot with pesto, marinara or hummus.

Recipe Adapted From: Sprouted Kitchen

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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4:17PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Just love parsnips!

11:09AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013


7:38PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013


7:36PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

i love parsnips this sounds amazing, yup on the list for next weeks cookings

9:39AM PST on Mar 5, 2013

I love parsnip fries. I just use olive oil and salt, but this looks delicious!

7:49PM PST on Mar 2, 2013


8:53PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Yes, roast parsnips and parsnip and pear soup are great. They are now quite expense in Sydney and considered a delicacy.

12:39PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Better yet just roast in an oven along with some parboiled potatoes and a few shallots; all sprinkled with a little olive oil. Serve with some green vegetables and Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Some roast meat if you are an omnivore. Oh roll on Sunday lunch!!!!!

7:36AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Mmmm, I love parsnips. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks!

6:08AM PST on Mar 1, 2013


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