Monday, April 16, 2012

Parsnip Pancakes


Although related to the carrot, parsnips have a much sweeter taste.  Parsnips can be eaten raw, but they are commonly served cooked.  I told my children they were white carrots.  Had I mentioned the name parsnip, they would have never given them a try.

I served them alongside roasted chicken and broccoli.  They were well liked all around the table.


Serving the pancakes with sour cream makes them extra special!

Ingredients
2 pounds parsnips, peeled
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon minced parsley
2 to 4 tablespoons butter
sour cream, optional 

Directions
Place parsnips in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Drain and place parsnips in a large bowl; mash.  Stir in the green onions, flour, egg, salt, pepper and parsley.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto buttered skillet.  Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, using remaining butter as needed.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream.  
*You can also freeze the parsnip pancakes and reheat them in a 350-degree oven at a later time.

Recipe adapted from:  http://www.epicurious.com

25 comments:

  1. Oh my these look delicious! So are parsnips like a hard root? Or are they easy to cut through like carrots?

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  2. I'm going to have to try these "white carrot pancakes" on my family. They look delicious!

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  3. Mmmmm this is worth a try for us as well I love the way your photos of the plated food turned out looks beautiful! (can food be beautiful?!) lol

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  4. I would probably go for white carrots too, but not parsnips. haha.

    Good job! I'm glad your family liked them.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  5. I have never heard of this! thank you! I love to learn something new everyday!

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  6. Every time I come to your blog, I learn something new. I am really trying to change my diet so this seems like a good fit. I will report back.

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  7. GOODNESS!!! I can only imagine how comforting and delicious these must be! I always associate parsnips with my mom's home made stews. These seem like they would fit the bill! Thank you for stopping by my blog!! So glad you love my special little pink place!

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  8. My have to try these. I recently had some parsnip fries and they were absolutely delicious! They were actually lightly battered and sprinkled with sea salt..the pancakes look delicious!

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  9. Oh how creative! I'm excited to give these a try. I have never though about parsnips and had no idea what they tasted like. You make them sound quite delicious! Thanks for sharing Brandi! I hope you're having a great week!

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  10. Parsnip pancake? Sounds fun! I'm sure your children enjoyed it. Must try this recipe soon. Parsnips are lovely but I prefer carrots, but Parsnip pancake? That certainly tickles mi fancy;-)

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  11. As I write, I am printing the recipe you have included in your post. I must try it!! We are now emptynesters and my husband does like parsnips! At least I won't have to call them 'white carrots'!! I will be back. So nice to 'meet' you through Lapin Life!
    m.a.ox

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  12. Parsnips are not something that I grew up eating at all down South. One bite of them at my first Easter at my husband's Gram's house MANY years ago was all that it took. I adore them. What a creative and wonderful way to serve them, Brandi! They look fantastic!

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  13. Parsnips are not something that I grew up eating at all down South. One bite of them at my first Easter at my husband's Gram's house MANY years ago was all that it took. I adore them. What a creative and wonderful way to serve them, Brandi! They look fantastic!

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  14. hummmmmmm.... delicious!

    I will try to do it!

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  15. Great way to trick the kids....I guess they don't read your blog it will be our secret :) I better tell my husband the same thing when I give this recipe a try.

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  16. Oh I wish I had some. I am so hungry. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I went back to your link, and when I saw smoked salmon I was hooked in. Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try this as an appetizer.

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  18. Brandi, when I first saw the title I thought "yuck"; but these look delicious, I have to see if I can give this a try.

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  19. Brandi they sound delicious! and they look great too. I cant remember the last time I had parsnips. I may have to give this a try before I go back on my lo carb. diet.

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  20. These are definitely worth a try around here! My 12 year old looooves savory breads.

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  21. YUM! I love potato pancakes so this would probably be right up my alley!

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  22. I never would have put parsnips and pancakes together. How creative is that?! Thank you so much for sharing over at Weekend Potluck! We really appreciate having you over! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  23. What a wonderful idea! Will try. Hahaa, I tell my kids they are white carrots too ;)
    now following you from 33 Shades of Green linky party ;)

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  24. I'm going to pin these parsnip cakes. Always looking for something different to try.

    ~Bliss~

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