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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


  • 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


  • 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. Drain and place parsnips in a large bowl; mash. Stir in the onion, flour, egg and chives.
  • 2. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a well-greased hot griddle. Flatten with a spatula. Fry until golden brown; turn and cook until second side is lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 159 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This was my first time trying parsnips. I think it must be an acquired taste. I still haven't decided if I will make again."

Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"Made this last year, forgot to review... Made again tonight and it's definately a keeper. I don't know what 6 servings is, but with the 1/4 cup measure, it made 11 pancakes"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"These are the absolute best! I have made them again and again. I have a friend whose favorite veggie is parsnips and this is a great change instead of just boiled with a slathering of butter. I would really recommend you try them!"

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