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Monday, November 21, 2011

Spicy Parsnip Fries


I've got another fun side dish for you today that would make a great addition to your allergy-free Thanksgiving table.  These oven fries couldn't be simpler, and their sweet/spicy flavor is a wonderful contrast to the typical heavy Thanksgiving dishes.  I'm still having fun with my spice mix collection... in this recipe I used a Shawarma spice mix by Ajika, but I've included a note below about how to make your own.

Want to have more fun?  Set these on the table and challenge your guests to guess what they're made of :)

Spicy Parsnip Fries

1 pound of parsnips, peeled and sliced into fries
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 - 2 Tbsp Shawarma spice mix

Shawarma Spice Mix

1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. ground coriander
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


Place the sliced parsnips in a large plastic freezer bag.  Pour in the oil, seal the bag, and toss around to mix the oil onto all the parsnips.  Open the bag and add the spice mix, then seal again and toss some more.  Dump out the veggies onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly.  Roast at 375 degrees F for about 30 - 40 minutes.  Check any very skinny parsnips earlier to prevent burning.  Serve warm.

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and Real Food 101 at Ruth's Real Food and the Homestead Barn Hop at the Prairie Homestead and Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac and My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory and Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures and Cure for the Common Monday at Lines Across My Face and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Stitch Stir and Straighten at Not Your Ordinary Recipes and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Frugally Sustainable at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways and Midweek Fiesta at Food Corner and Wellness Weekend and Sweet or Savory Challenge at Diet Dessert and Dogs.

15 comments:

  1. What a great way to eat parsnips! I love this. Great job!! I am definitely going to try your spice mix.

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  2. I've never had parsnips - but these look good! Maybe I'll get some and give them a try!

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  3. I'm going to give these a try when I get parsnips from my CSA!

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  4. These sound delicious! I'm going to have to make them soon. I make parsnip fries and roast them all the time, but I never thought about using these spices. Yum!

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  5. I've never made parsnip fries before, but this recipe looks too good not to try them!

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  6. Oh yum, what a great way to fix parsnips. Will be trying these out as soon as I get my hands on some.

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  7. wow!!what a great idea!!sounds yummy & delicious!!
    Thanks for linking with Midweek Fiesta

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  8. What an incredible idea..:) Loved it.. Hopped on from Midweek Fiesta..:) Happy blogging..
    Reva

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  9. They look FAB! I've come to love parsnips. :D

    Thanks for submitting to WW this week! :) (Am I blind or did I miss the link to the SOS Challenge?).

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  10. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-novermber-22-2011/

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  11. Mmm, these sounds delish! I'm definitely going to try them. Thanks!

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  12. I made butternut squash fries but I never thought of parsnip fries. I can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing these with My Meatless Mondays. I am featuring them, tomorrow. This is such a fantastic idea.

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  13. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  14. Hi There

    Just a quick note to share I featured your recipe on my monthly round-up. Great job!

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2011/11/monthly-round-up-november-2011.html

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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