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Parsnip Pancakes

 Parsnip Pancakes
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

  • 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.
  • Drain and place parsnips in a large bowl; mash. Stir in the onion,
  • flour, egg and chives.
  • 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.