I am lucky I have friends who share their fresh garden produce and that we are fortunate to have the Farmer’s market! One of my favorite veggies is parsnips, not a vegetable that I grew up eating and not one I prepared for my family. It’s a veggie I have discovered in my mature years!! It’s a vegetable I prepare often when I have company for a meal, one of my Grand daughters, Alex actually requests that I serve it when she comes and my Grand daughter’s husband, Justin said one time “ I wasn’t too sure about eating parsnips when you served them now when we are invited for a meal I hope they will be served”. Here is my favorite way to prepare parsnips.
6-8 parsnips ( 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tablespoons butter
Peel parsnips, cut in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Put in a kettle with water to cover, add salt. Cool until tender; drain. Melt butter in skillet, add parsnips, brown on all sides, over medium heat, turn to keep from burning, add salt and pepper to taste. I usually use half carrots and half parsnips, it pleases everyone’s taste and is colorful too.
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I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.