Parsnip Fries



Who thought healthy eating entailed going without fries?  We just need to switch it up a little so throw out that bag of processed fries in the freezer and have a go at making these instead.  Cooked in coconut oil with a little kick of spice, you don’t have to feel any guilt eating these because they are my healthy alternative.

These fries would go perfectly with a big juicy steak or maybe even a salmon steak, add some of my watercress pesto and you have the perfect home cooked meal for any day of the week, easy peasy!

I use Cayenne pepper on these fries for a little extra spice, depending on how hot you like the heat increase or decrease the amount accordingly but it’s certainly worth adding a little.  This little spice is renowned for its powerful medicinal qualities, used for pain relief, prostate cancer, lowering blood pressure, it even speeds up your metabolism so it should definitely be a valued addition to your spice collection.

Parsnip Fries
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Side
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Serves: 2
Side vegetable dish, perfect to go with meat or fish.
  • 2 large parsnips
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
  1. Peel the parsnips and cut into thin slices the size of fries
  2. Melt the coconut oil either in a pan or I melted mine on the baking tray for a minute in the preheated oven.
  3. Coat the parsnips in the oil and spices and put in the oven on 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden.



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