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Parsnip Pancakes Recipe

Parsnip Pancakes Recipe

Instead of rice or potatoes with her meal, Mom chose these delicate pancakes that are crispy on the outside and tender inside. The parsnips have a pleasant sweetness, while the chives add a hint of onion flavor. —Lois Frazee, Gardnerville, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds parsnips, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • 1. Place parsnips in a large saucepan and cover with water; add salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Drain and place parsnips in a large bowl; mash. Stir in the onion, flour, egg and chives.
  • 3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into oil. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 159 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 419 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein.