Page Links

PhotobucketPhotobucket photo Navigation-07_zpsd1f5c3aa.pngPhotobucketPhotobucket
 border=

3.07.2014

Maple Roasted Parsnip Fries


Do you ever run in to people you deleted off Facebook? Was it totally awkward? Did you play it off like "Oh hiiiiii... it's been so long. How are YOU?" Because that's what I do. I delete people.

Not because they are bad people (well ok, there have been a couple who I think are kinda sketchy). But then there are the ones... Oh we attended preschool together 30 years ago, friend request accepted! And then you realize you do not know them at all. Delete.



What got me to thinking of all this, is that someone in the family just deleted me from Facebook. Which I honestly find kind of funny. It was no one I was super close to or anything, but family?? You don't delete family. It's just kind of a weird thing to do, especially because we will be seeing each other at gatherings often. By deleting someone off Facebook you are basically saying in Internet terms "I don't like you as a person." Right?! Whatever, I'm blunt enough I will probably embarrass this person at the family reunion and call them out on their douche baggery.



What does this have to do with Parsnip Fries? Absolutely nothing at all. So lets jump ahead to the recipe shall we?

Parsnips are over looked in my house too often. I adore them. These fries are  great snack for the kids, they are sweet, a bit salty and actually quite healthy. Much better than a bag of frozen french fries.


Maple Roasted Parsnip Fries
Ingredients:
4 parsnips, peeled/washed and cut into fries
2 tbs light olive oil
2 tbs real maple syrup
Kosher salt for sprinkling (I used about 1/2 tsp, others may like more or less)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 420 F.

In a large bowl toss cut parsnips with olive oil, maple and salt. Once evenly coated, spread evenly on a lined baking sheet.  

Do not over crowd the fries, otherwise they will not brown and crisp evenly. If you need to use more than one baking sheet, please do so.

Bake for 15 minutes or until they are starting to crisp on the outside, but are tender on the inside. 

  
Photobucket

29 comments:

  1. I love how you used parsnips to make these fries. We are always looking for other ways to incorporate vegetables.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ah! I'm a deleter too--only for those who are far away that (honestly) I don't remember who they are. Family is just weird though!
    Um fries--parsnips were my new discovery this winter, and now I can't get enough. Can't wait to try these!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad I'm not the only deleter hahaha. But yeah.... family is just a no no. If I don't like their posts I can easily hide from my feed..... why delete?

      Delete
  3. Deleting family, even if you're not close, is just lame. I had a family member do this to me once....they later sent me a new friend request, saying that they somehow "accidentally" deleted me. Yea, ok.
    Ok, so these fries are downright amazing and your photos are stunning! Parsnips just may be one of my favorite veggies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You don't accidentally delete people. I am pretty sure facebook makes you hit confirm first... it's a two step process hahaha. Facebook + family is a funny thing....

      Delete
  4. Sounds great Carrie. Baking vs. frying - yes!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So glad you brought this up! Seriously...elementary school and high school people just want to and you to see where you are in life. Then thats it...so not cool. I've totally deleted people that were not friends anymore. Oh and this recipe rocks totally! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel like high school people only want to be there so they can see if you are doing better or worse than them haha.

      Delete
  6. Hahhah, I delete people too. Especially people I went to preschool and high school with over 20 years ago. But you just don't delete family even if you are not close. I unfollow some family member feeds because of all the graphic nature of their posts even though I would like to delete them. Ok fries...so so amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I unfollow family too..... it's easy to hide their feeds if I don't like the posts. But deleting family is just not right!

      Delete
  7. I tried nut butter parsnip fries a couple years ago and they turned out horrific. Since then, I swore off parsnip fries but I think maple would be a HECK of a lot better. You've convinced me to try again :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nut butter fries are totally intriguing... there must be a way to make that happen and come out great.

      Delete
  8. Oh, I so want to try this! Sweet and salty, I'm totally sold.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh how I love parsnips and turnips! So many good root vegetables that don't get as much play as they should. I am constantly defriending people. It is nothing personal. It is just if I don't talk to you in real life or internet/blog world life then see ya! My husband has like 200 facebook friends! How?!?!? I ask him all the time do you even know these people? It is just ridiculous to me. But I agree, never defriend family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have like 500ish people on my friends list. WHO ARE THEY?!

      Delete
  10. Hmmm...I wrote a comment this morning, but it didn't post. Wonder what I did? Anyhow, I told you that my brother loves parsnips, but I've never been a huge fan, however, these look wonderful! I think I need to give them another try. Then, I told you that the whole facebook friend thing is weird. My sister-in-law unfriended all of her nieces, me, my husband, my mom and brother. She's added my other sister-in-law since then. It's all awkward and weird. I just don't talk about it. We get along fine, but she gets her feelings hurt very easily, so really, it's probably for the best. However, I love facebook for actually being able to stay in contact with longtime friends that I don't get to see very often. It's quite the love/hate thing for most of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What the heck?! I wonder if my spam filter picked it up? Sometimes it does that.... I love facebook too, it's awesome to keep in touch with people... but the unfriending thing. Totally awkward. You are a better person than I.... I will most likely call this person out on it! It's a lame thing to do.

      Delete
  11. I totally agree- family is undeletable! But childhood acquaintance... I don't know how many more baby pictures I can stand. Totally get it! I love, love the sound of these parsnip fries! In my opinion, parsnips are a very under-utilized vegetable. I am guilty of under-utilizing. Pinned!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Family is family.... you don't delete! lol.

      Delete
  12. I was recently dealing with this whole deleting thing. My ex-husband and I divorced a year ago and he deleted me right away, but I'm still facebook friends with most of his family. I feel like it's weird to start picking and choosing through people I consider(ed) family and some of them I genuinely don't want to delete. Instead I've just left them all. I'm curious how you handle friends who have died. So far I've just left them (sensing a pattern here?) but it's a little weird when facebook says it's their birthday or pinterest (which I have linked) suggests inviting them.

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are some perfect fries! I would love these for dinner right now.

    ReplyDelete
  14. fries are my thang! love these and the word douche baggery :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh wow, I love this idea, I bet they taste amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I made these last night for my family, and they were gobbled up like candy!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  17. These look really good and I'm going to try them soon. Matter of fact, I think the hubs just bought some parsnips today. I totally get the whole FB thing... my own brother deleted me and on the other family side, a sister-in-law deleted all of us. I do take pride in the fact that my friends are only 119, which is my all time high. My kids laugh at me because I'm obsessed with keeping the numbers low, not high. I only accept people I truly want to see what's going on in their life and them mine. I delete people if I haven't had any interest in their posts (or they mine) for several months in a row. I figure at that point, I just don't care. My kids tell me FB is lame and I shouldn't really care who posts what or unfriends me. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh sweet Mamma I need these in my life.

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments and any feedback. Please let me know what you think!