Roasted Parsnips

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

While parsnips have become a traditional vegetable accompaniment to Sunday roasts and Christmas dinners, they were once traditionally eaten with salt fish on Ash Wednesday and other fast days when consumption of meat was forbidden. In most recipes of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, popular root vegetables are boiled to death and buried in white sauce or simply puréed. On rarer occasions, they are made into fritters, which prove rather tasteless in the case of parsnips, as they have suc