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Fried Parsnips

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 large parsnip (4 to 5 ounces), peeled
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut paper-thin strips lengthwise from top to bottom of the parsnip, turning it as you work, making about 40 strips, about 10 strips per serving.
  • In a large pot or an electric fryer, heat 4 inches of oil to 360ºF. Drop the strips, all at one time, into the hot oil. Be very careful, as the hot oil may splatter. Using a slotted, gently stir the strips around in the oil until golden brown, about 1 minute. Remove and drain on paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.