When shopping for parsnips, use the same criteria that you would consider for a carrot. Select firm vegetables that are not enormous. Sometimes the big guys have a woody, unappetizing core. Store raw parsnips in the fridge, and don't worry about using them immediately; they keep for up to three weeks. Whether they're raw, roasted, or boiled, parsnips are a delicious and nutritious addition to a Winter meal. Here are some recipes that will help you bring parsnips to your table:
- Make bubble and squeak, a traditional English breakfast dish that utilizes parsnips.
- Take a twist on your traditional pasta dish by pairing parsnips and pancetta in tagliatelle.
- Keep the Winter chill away with parsnip and apple soup.
- Opt for a parsnip purée instead of your traditional mashed potatoes.
- If you're feeling adventurous, try this sweet root vegetable out in spiced parsnip cake.
Any other ways you love to prepare parsnips? Share your ideas below!
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