Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries
Salty, crispy and crunchy, these oven-baked parsnip fries are a delicious side dish the whole family will love!
Don’t get me wrong, regular crispy oven fries are certainly delicious but sometimes you just need to mix things up and I think these oven-baked parsnip fries are just the way to do it! In my opinion, parsnips are a highly underrated vegetable, in fact, I think all root vegetables are highly underrated. Be it carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, radishes, yams or cassava – there are just so many options to try.
Root veggies are cheap as chips (french fry joke) to buy and the cooking options are endless making them a very friendly and versatile ingredient option in the kitchen. Of the root vegetable family, parsnips might be a bit of an acquired taste, but that doesn’t mean you can’t acquire it. Sometimes you just have to give foods a few chances before you write them off. Parsnips themselves are closely related to carrots and parsley, and can actually be eaten raw like carrots, but I find they taste much better and sweeter roasted in the oven. Although they are often used in holiday dinners, they can certainly be used in day-to-day meals, and these oven-baked parsnip fries are a quick and easy side dish and a welcomed change to the traditional white potatoes.
These oven-baked parsnip fries are a quick and easy side dish and a welcomed change to the traditional white potatoes fries! For extra flavour, you could also sprinkle the parsnips with a little garlic or paprika powder before adding them to the oven.
- 4 parsnips
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Scrub your parsnips clean and lightly peel them. You can leave a little of the skin, it is completely edible.
- Slice the parsnips length wise into about 3-inch strips.
- Toss parsnips strips in olive oil and season generously with sea salt.
- Line them on a baking sheet and transfer them to the oven for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Flip them once during cooking.
- Remove from the oven and season more as needed.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 230 calories
- Sugar: 13 grams
- Fat: 4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 48 grams
- Fiber: 13 grams
- Protein: 3 grams
Keywords: baked, olive oil, salt, healthy, easy