Crispy Butter Fried Parsnips

    30 min

    A delicious kitchen creation! Parnsips are par-cooked, lightly seasoned and then pan-fried in butter, until crisp and brown. Serve as a snack or side dish.

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    Serves: 4 - 6

    • 6 parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour, for coating
    • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • 115g unsalted butter, melted

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan cover parsnips with water, cover and boil over medium-high heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
    2. In a plastic bag combine flour and seasoning salt. Dip parsnips in butter and place them in the bag. Shake bag to coat parsnips with the seasoned flour.
    3. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the butter starts to sizzle, add parsnips. Cook, turning occasionally, until all sides are golden brown.

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    Reviews in English (38)


    Lovely and quick way to do parsnips. Wont bother roasting them again.  -  16 Oct 2017


    I've never made parsnips before- this was a first for me. I sliced them the long way, which was a pain, but they're attractive that way and cook quickly, so it was alright. I seasoned the parsnips with salt and pepper, did NOT boil them first, did NOT add flour either, and dropped them into a butter/olive oil mixture (I didn't want the butter to burn). They really came out delicious- tender, tasty, and my family loved them (even my dad, and he doesn't like anything unless it's a potato). I'd definitely make these again.  -  28 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I grew up loving parsnips cooked this way by a beloved grandmother. She didnot coat them, just sauted them slowly in the butter. Yummy but an aquired taste, I feel.  -  02 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)