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.