Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mollie's Quite Surprising Mashed Parsnips

I have mentioned how much I love The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without by Mollie Katzen.
It is just a never ending supply of great ways to try vegetables.
I had some parsnips and I was flipping through this book to find a new way to eat them.
I decided on the recipe for Mashed Parsnips because it completely transforms the parsnips into a smooth puree which is a way that I have never experienced them.

Parsnips have a sweetness to them but also an interesting little bite. I can't really describe it.
The balsamic vinegar in this recipe really plays well with the sweetness of the parsnips. It cuts it and also just really makes them taste delicious.
This kind of reminded me of sweet potatoes, but not completely. It just is really hard to describe for some reason!

Here is what Mollie has to say about them- " Parsnips are out there, just waiting for you to discover them. Here's a good way to do that. I guarantee that you will be Quite Surprised by their subtle sweetness."

This is a side dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes and really just has a few steps, so it is quick and easy.

Recipe for Mollie's Quite Surprising Mashed Parsnips


Eliana said...

Looks like a great dish that can accompany just about anything.

Joanne said...

I have never tried parsnips but really want to, especially after the way you described them. I am going to Amazon now to add this book to my wishlist!

Unknown said...

This sounds great. It's an amazing vegetable and a great recipe!

Marie Rayner said...

LOoks fab Mary Ann, and so delicious. I just LOVE parsnips! xxoo