Parsnip fritters

Parsnip fritters


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About this recipe: Enjoy parsnips in a whole new way. These fritters make a delicious addition to a roast, or use leftovers for a quick midweek meal.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 30g butter
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour, or as needed
  • 250ml milk
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 500ml vegetable oil for frying

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Place parsnips in a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil, and cook until parsnips are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain parsnips and mash with a potato masher. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk the milk into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture forms a thick sauce, about 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the sauce, mashed parsnips and breadcrumbs. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper; form mixture into patties.
  4. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan to 175 C. Fry patties, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on kitchen roll; serve hot.

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