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Baked Parsnips

Serves 6

This is a traditional Irish recipe for baked parsnips. It is a quick, easy and delicious side dish. Serve parsnips for a weeknight meal, St. Patrick's Day or any occasion. Use bacon grease for a mild, smoky flavor or butter for a vegetarian version. The recipe can be made in any amount needed.


Preheat oven to 350° F. Peel the parsnips. Cut into quarters and remove any woody core. Cook in lightly salted water for about 15 minutes or until just tender. Drain; place in an ovenproof baking dish. Add the 3 tablespoons water; sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Dot with butter or bacon grease. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender. Serve immediately.

Notes: Higher or lower oven temperatures can be used if baking while roasting a meat dish. Adjust the baking time accordingly.