Fried Parsnips

Southern Living
Fried ParsnipsRecipe
Photo: Charles Walton
4 servings


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12 medium parsnips (about 3/4 pound), scraped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil


Cook whole parsnips in boiling water to cover 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Cut parsnips into 3- x 1/2-inch strips.

Combine salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs in a large zip-top plastic bag; add parsnips, a few at a time, shaking to coat.

Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven, and heat until a thermometer registers 375°. Fry parsnips, a few at a time, for 1 minute. Drain on paper towels; serve immediately.

Created date

December 2000