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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Parsnip Fries, As Seen on WIBW 13 News at 4, April 2013

Serves 4

3 medium-sized parsnips
1/2 tsp. paprika
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 Tbs. cornstarch
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Place a large baking sheet with sides in the oven as it preheats.  Wash parsnips and peel away wax coating; pat dry.  Slice the parsnips into thick fry-like matchsticks, trying to keep them all the same size so they cook evenly.  Place the parsnip fries into a re-seal-able gallon bag and toss with paprika and cornstarch, making sure all fries are evenly coated.  Place parsnips onto the preheated baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray; season to taste with salt and pepper.  Bake for about 15 minutes, then flip fries over and bake for another 15 minutes.  Fries are ready when they are fork-tender and nicely browned on all sides and crispy.  Serve with desired dipping sauce. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving without dipping sauce):  85 calories, 0 g fat, 20 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 1 g protein 

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Chef Alli