Skinny Parsnip Fries
Serves: 2
Per serving: calories 50, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0g, sodium 7mg, carbohydrates 12g, dietary fiber 3g, sugars 3, protein 1g Percent Daily Value: vitamin A 0%, vitamin C 19%, calcium 2%, iron 2%
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 large parsnip (about 9 inches long, 5 ounces), peeled
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make “matchsticks,” cut the parsnips into long, thin strips, using a very sharp knife, or a mandoline if you have one. Spray the parsnip sticks with olive oil and lay them on the baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with cracked pepper on both sides.
  3. Bake the fries for about 25 minutes, flipping them over halfway through. They are ready when they are cooked completely, crispy and slightly brown.
  4. As you allow them to cool, sprinkle with pepper and salt to taste.
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