Parsnips and Apples


I remember the first time my mother fried up parsnips, I asked why the carrots were white. That night I fell in love with a new root vegetable. While tonight I pan fried them they can also be roasted in the oven.

3 TB Butter
3 large Parsnips
1/4 c diced Red Onion
1 small peeled Green Apple that is diced

Melt the butter over medium heat and add the sliced parsnips. Begin with the larger pieces and add the rest in 5 minutes. Season with salt. Cook 5 minutes longer. Add the diced onions. Continue cooking until they are light brown and soft almost all the way through.  Now add the diced apples and cook 5 more minutes.


I hope you give this winter veggie a try. As it becomes sweet when cooked most kids are pretty happy to eat it. Add in the apples and you have a side dish the family will love.

If you prefer to roast the parsnips,  toss them in canola oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.    Add the red onions and gently toss. Bake another 10 minutes and add the apples tossing them in. Roast another 5 minutes or all the parsnip are a dark brown.


About keepingiteasyandsimple

I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. My oldest is 20 and currently in the National Guard. My daughters are 15 and 11 and involved in everything. I believe life is difficult enough, that we can find ways to make the everyday just a little easier and perhaps even more simple. I love to cook, shop and make things with the kids.

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