A 9:00 dinner at the bar watching a soccer game calls for something a little more fun than the usual big salads we've been having lately. Something that requires condiment dipping. Thank goodness I planned ahead of time when making my weekly meals list, knowing we'd have a few rainy nights, and grabbed some parsnips to make fries with.
These are so simple to make and they have a flavor and texture crazily similar to traditional French fries. We ate them alongside some Lightlife soy dogs, sans bun but topped Chicago style with chopped onions, homemade pickles and spicy mustard.
Anything dip-worthy is a good snack in my book.
3 large parsnips
1Tbsp. grapeseed or olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. smokey paprika
Preheat oven to 425. Peel parsnips and cut into strips about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long (the size of a French fry). Toss parsnips with oil, salt and paprika, and spread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, turning twice while cooking.