Buttered parsnips

    53 min

    This is a side dish that is rarely ever made today. And it's time to bring it back, because parsnips are simply delicious.

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    18 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g parsnips
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 30 to 60g butter
    • black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:3min  ›  Ready in:53min 

    1. Peel and quarter the parsnips. Put in a pan of cold water and add salt. Put on the lid and bring to the boil. Gently boil until tender, 40 to 45 minutes.
    2. Drain off the liquid and return the pan to a gentle heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to dry off any moisture.
    3. Crush parsnips with a fork or potato masher and add butter a small piece at a time. Season with black pepper and serve hot.


    It is wise to keep the lid on the pan after you have drained off the liquid and returned the pan to a gentle heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

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    This was easy to do and easy to cook. Pretty much nothing can go wrong! It goes lovely served with beef and onion pie and creamed potatoes and brussel sprouts.  -  10 Feb 2011