Updated 05/01/2011 05:00 AM
Recipe: Caramelized Parsnips
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4 as a side
- Parsnips as needed (approx. 4 cups worth after peeling and slicing)
- 3 Tbs butter
- Water as needed (approx. 1- 1 1/2 cups….1/2-inch deep in pan)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the tops off of the parsnips, peel them and slice them crosswise into 1/2-3/4 inch thick rounds.
Add those to a large, heavy bottomed pan and add just about 1/2 inch water to that and add 3 Tbs butter, turn the heat to high and put a lid on top.
Let them steam with the lid on for a couple of minutes, to get the parsnips started, and then take the lid off and continue to cook them on high heat, letting the water evaporate as the parsnips are cooking.
Eventually all that will be left is the butter and you'll want to turn the heat down a bit and let the parsnips caramelize a bit.
Then season them with salt and pepper to taste and they're good to go.
Serve the parsnips along side any simply cooked meat or fish.