The hum of the oven whirs away, warming the heart of the home. Parsnip fries bake until golden brown with crisp, crunchy ends. Their sweet fragrance greeting you as you open the oven door. Lovingly wrapped in a paper cone. Lightly dusted with salt and fresh rosemary. Eaten with tiny forks or out of hand. Dipped in spicy sauce. Freshly cut, irregularly shaped. These parsnip fries are more than an indulgence. They’re a fall ritual.
An important part of a lazy Sunday afternoon, or as a sidekick to that delicious veggie burger you’ve been craving, these parsnip fries are just as addicting as their potato counterpart (even more so IMHO). Maple-roasted strips of parsnip call on rosemary and a bit of pear juice to enhance their sweet, earthy flavor. A crisp, caramelized outside gives way to a tender, flavorful inside. Needless to say, these parsnip fries are 💯 percent delicious!
And then there’s the spicy dipping sauce. Are you a fan of dipping sauces? I tried out quite a few with this recipe (curried ketchup and roasted garlic and rosemary aioli to name a few) but the spicy dipping sauce always came out on top. The dipping sauce alone is wonderful. But when paired with the sweetness of the parsnip fries, you’re really in for a treat.
Looking for more recipes that feature spicy sauce? Check out this recipe for cauliflower tacos!Print
- 1 tbsp pear juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 3 parsnips (peeled and cut into 2-3 1/2 inch strips)
- 1 tsp flaky sea salt (plus more to sprinkle)
- fresh rosemary sprigs (to top)
Spicy Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup vegan Mayo
- 2 tsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix parsnips, pear juice, maple syrup, olive oil and dried rosemary in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt.
- Arrange the fries in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the parsnip fries are baking. Make the spicy dipping sauce. Mix all dipping sauce ingredients together in a small-medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
- Flip the fries (to avoid burning) and bake for another 15-20 minutes. (Baking time may vary oven to oven. Take a peek every so often, monitoring your fries!)
- Once browned and crisp, remove the fries from the oven. Sprinkle with a bit more sea salt and fresh rosemary.
- Serve immediately. Dip in spicy sauce and enjoy!