Parsnips

Parsnips

These come in all sizes and this week we have small, sweet thin ones from Bendigo. Store in an airtight container in the fridge – like carrots – or they go flippy floppy.

Recipes

Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple

Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple

Six Months to grow

These have been lovingly grown taking more than six months to cultivate. It’s flavour is intensified when the first frost comes and changes the starch into sugar. These small ones are a recent flush.

How to cook

If you add parsnip to your potato mash grated or cook and mash it gives it a distinct zing. These are natural and not waxed (which extends its shelf life).

Half a Cup?

If you’re wondering if they are good for you they are full of fibre and just half a cup gives 3gms of fibre. You get 11% of Vitamin C and 10% of your daily allowance of magnesium.
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Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple
 
Parsnip crisps so easy to do and a great meal with side salad.
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Recipe type: Bake
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the parsnip crisps:
  • • 1 large or 3 small parsnip, peeled if required, then cut into ribbons with a peeler
  • • 2 tbs olive oil
  • • 1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
  • • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the baked Camembert:
  • • 1 whole Camembert in a box
  • • freshly ground black pepper
  • For the caramelised apple:
  • • 15g butter
  • • 2 tbs soft brown sugar
  • • 1 eating apple, peeled, core removed, sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. For the parsnip crisps:
  3. Spread the parsnip strips out on a baking tray, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over the thyme leaves. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown.
  4. For the baked Camembert:
  5. Season the Camembert, to taste with freshly ground black pepper and place the cheese, in its box, onto a baking tray. Transfer to the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden-brown.
  6. For the caramelised apple:
  7. Heat the butter and sugar in a frying pan until foaming. Add the apple slices and cook until the mixture is bubbling and the apple is golden-brown.
  8. Serve the baked Camembert on a serving plate, with the parsnip crisps and caramelised apples alongside for dipping.

 


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