How to Cook Garlic Parsnip Fries

by Micah n' Eric Do Food

Parsnips... the carrot's less famous cousin. These parsnip fries are a healthy alternative to french fries. Easy to make these will make a great side for lots of dishes.


  • 2 Pounds Parsnips
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Baking sheet
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 1: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit

    Step 2

    Here are the fresh ingredients needed. Parsnips, a few sprigs of rosemary and your garlic

    Step 3

    Grab your peeler and get to peeling those parsnips! You'll be done when they are white all over with no outer skin

    Step 4

    Then cut off the root at the end and the harder bit on the other end

    Step 5

    I like to cut 1 piece to use as a guide to size the rest of the parsnips. It's about 2in long and 1/4in thick. It's important for them to be similar in size so they cook evenly

    Step 6

    Making sure they're close in size. They don't have to be perfect... just close

    Step 7

    As it gets thicker towards the root end of the parsnip, half them, then quarter them (or more!) to get it back down to size

    Step 8

    Go through the whole bunch using this method and it should come out looking like this!

    Step 9

    I put them in my pasta strainer and gave them a quick rinse with cold water and spread out on paper towels to dry

    Step 10

    Now chop your rosemary. Do a coarse chop through the sprigs. Should look like this

    Step 11

    Now peel and mince your garlic

    Step 12

    Here you go!

    Step 13

    Add your parsnips to a mixing bowl large enough to hold everything

    Step 14

    Evenly dispense about 4-5 table spoons of olive oil over the parsnips

    Step 15

    Add salt and pepper to taste

    Step 16

    Then throw in your rosemary and garlic and toss to coat! Or use your clean hands to mix thoroughly.

    Step 17

    Lay out across your baking sheets. I like to lay down foil to make cleaning up easy.

    Step 18

    Now bake at 450 for about 30-35 minutes. The last 10 minutes you cook them, crack the oven open. This will give them some crisp! They'll be done when they are a bit soft with some nice flavorful char.

    Step 19

    ....and you're done! Let cool for a few minutes before eating or if you can't wait like me, be real careful and eat em while they're hot!