paleo, Veganuary 2016
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Perfect Skinny Parsnip Fries

Perfect Skinny Parsnip Fries

So far, I’ve been very good and given you vegan recipes that count as whole, entire, filling meals. We’ve eaten breakfast together, put on a Mexican spread and gorged ourselves on creamy carbs. Today, we snack on fries. Because balance.

Vegan Skinny Parsnip Fries on Cate in the Kitchen

These are amazing as an irresponsible lunch, and they go perfectly crispy if cut thin enough without needing to be deep fried. I’ve got no aversion to eating deep fried anything, but I’m scared to actually having to do deep frying. I’ve never done it before, I don’t think I’ve got the right kind of oil in, or the tools to get thingies out of the pan once they’re ready and oh god isn’t it just easier to cook things in the oven?

I think they’d be very delicious served next to a gorgeous vegan burger. I’m currently exploring the perfect vegan burger, making notes here and there to hopefully bring you a blog post with tips on creating one. Perhaps it’ll happen, perhaps it won’t. You never can tell with me.

Vegan Skinny Parsnip Fries on Cate in the Kitchen

How will you serve these? And what else would you like to see before our month of veganism comes to a close? Let me know in the comments..


Serves 1

2 parsnips
big pinch coarse sea salt
drizzle of olive oil

  1. Top and tail then peel your parsnips. Cut in half, then cut them into teenie tiny chips, in the same way as you would approach a potato. I’m prone to removing the slightly woody centre as I think you get more consistent chips that way, but you do you.
  2. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and drizzle with just a tiny bit of oil, then sprinkle with plenty of salt, and massage a bit with your hands to make sure each little parsnip chip is covered.
  3. Bake for about 40-50 minutes at Gas Mark 6 (conversions here), checking and tossing after 20 minutes then every 10 minutes after that to make sure they don’t burn.

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  1. Looks really good! I love making chips out of vegetables. I’m a big fan of turnip (swede) and butternut squash chips too and have been known (yesterday…) to eat giant platefuls of both!

  2. I love parsnips, but have never tried them as chips before. They look deliciously crispy! And I’ve never managed to make a veggie burger at home that I’ve really liked… Would definitely be interested in whatever you find out haha!

  3. These look brilliant! They look exactly like normal fries too, so I can trick everyone into eating them without knowing any better & then BAM parnsip. Briliant.

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  5. These fries look amazing! I like fried food but I don’t think I could eat anything I had to deep fry myself. The sight of all that oil would put me off… weird I know.

  6. These look amazing! I like fried food but I don’t think I could eat something if I had to deep fry it myself. The sight of all that oil would put me off… weird I know.

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