by Olena

Parsnip Fries

by Olena

parsnip fries

I used to have a friend. Used to because I used to. So, that friend used to make parsnip fries in a skillet.

Parsnips are sweet. Once baked, they reminded me a bit of sweet potato fries. At first, when I placed parsnip fries in the oven I thought they would never crisp. But they did as they cooked down.


So, the day I was feeling all “blah” and made that kale grilled cheese, I also made parsnip fries to go with it. Here is the funny part, I find fries recipe more consuming than any soup or a casserole. But some nights are worth it and I admit it is cool to eat something crispy instead of mushy.

Cooking for a blog is an interesting thing – I either have dinner ready by 2 PM or it is mint fudge for dinner. So, I had to warm up fries in the oven again, which ended up burning because Alex just got home from work.

How to Make Parsnip Fries

parsnip fries

parsnip fries

parsnip fries

parsnip fries

parsnip fries


Parsnip Fries

Parmesan Garlic Parsnip Fries is the next best thing to homemade regular and sweet potato fries. Thin and crispy.

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs parsnips, peeled
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut parsnips in half crosswise and then cut into fries lengthwise until fries are roughly of similar thickness. Place fries on 2 rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat with a long wooden spoon. Sprinkle with salt, Parmesan cheese, garlic and pepper; stir gently to coat. Place on a bottom oven rack and cook for 25 minutes, stirring and rotating the tray about 3 times. Serve immediately.

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  1. Oh, how I love reading about North American habits/customs, antics from your point of view, Olena!!!!! For breakfast, while reading this post, I was eating some warmed up leftover ‘Clean Eating Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Casserole’, Love that dish! I will have to make these fries sometime in memory of my mother. She would pan fry parsnips in a bit of butter. I disliked them very much because they were so stringy. I have not had them since my childhood. I think I may even like parsnip baked fries.

    1. Hi Laurene. Oh, really?! I have got a lot to say then lol. Sometimes I’m afraid to offend locals but I will try my best to be a good girl.
      You eat dinner for breakfast just like Ukrainians. We always did that or porridge. There was nothing else.
      We ate a lot of turnips but I do not remember parsnips. My husband is addicted to parsnip chips now. Isn’t it funny how we all dislike smth as kids and later on love as adults?! I hated cooked zucchini then.

  2. Burned happens sometimes. I have been known to purposely burn my popcorn. Just a little. They think I am crazy and I don’t care. More for me! I love parsnips and can’t wait to try theses, not quite as dark 🙂

    You are in the right place for hockey! It’s popular here in the U.S. too, but not like in Canada. I don’t really watch any sport vey much, but super bowl cooking is fun!