Posted by: Teresa | May 3, 2010

Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries


Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries

Adapted from Diet, Dessert, & Dogs & (Oh She Glows Blog)


  • 3 medium parsnips (or 2 medium sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into thin fry-like strips
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp chunky peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Peel and cut parsnips into fry-like strips. In a medium size bowl, mix together the nut butters, olive oil, and salt. Take parsnips and toss in bowl with your hands until fully coated. Line up on baking pan and cook at 400F for 30-50 minutes until crisp. I cooked mine for 40 minutes, but probably could have left them in another 5 minutes to crisp up even more. They were wonderful!

After coating in a bowl:


Line ‘em up!


After cooking:


I honestly never imagined fries could taste like this.

Never in my LIFE would I have dreamed of using nut butter as a fry coating!


And no, they don’t need any ketchup!!!

Did I mention this was my first time ever trying parsnips? To be honest, I didn’t even really know what they were until I saw them around the blog world recently.



Parsnips resemble carrots, but are paler and have a stronger flavour. Apparently, the core can be quite bitter so sometimes people omit it when cooking, but I used the whole kit and caboodle and didn’t notice any bitter flavour, at least in these fries anyways.

Three cheers for being adventuresome in the kitchen!!!


You must run to the grocery store, pick up some parsnips, and make these fries.

I kid you not, they are life changing.

It is hard to believe that something that tastes this good is still so healthy and just a few ingredients!



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