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Roast Parsnips Recipe

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Roast Parsnips Recipe
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The much maligned parsnip comes into its own when roasted in the oven. In this roast parsnip recipe the oven roasting brings out the sweetness of the parsnip and creates a slightly caramelized outside. Delicious.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 500g / 1 lb parsnips, peeled
  • 2 tbsp goose fat, lard, dripping or vegetable oil
  • Salt


Serves 4
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas 7
    • Cut the parsnips into even bite-sized chunks. Place them in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Once cooked, drain and place to one side to cool slightly.
    • Heat the fat in a roasting tin until very hot but not burning. Carefully tip the parsnips into the hot fat. Using a tablespoon coat each piece with hot fat, this will prevent the parsnips from sticking.
    • Return the roasting tin to the oven and roast for 20 mins. Turn all the parsnips over and roast for a further 20 mins or until the parsnips are golden brown. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper.
    • Serve immediately.
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     5 out of 5
    Traditional English Christmas, Member LadyCliarra

    Both my husband and I are huge lovers of British food and have been exploring it for a while. Somebody told me that roast parsnips were an essential part of a traditional English Christmas, so this past December I made this dish and it was divine! Cooking them in fresh beef fat really made all the difference in the world. The parsnips naturally become very sweet upon roasting, developing a crunchy outside and soft, chewy interior. The beef fat gave them a robust and meaty flavor that just worked perfectly. Will definitely make this recipe part of our Christmas traditions.

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