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
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)
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.