Garlic Parsnip Fries with a Garlic Aioli

September 10, 2015

OH EM GEE.

I know.

 

These are the garlic of all garlic fries and I am obsessed.

 

Not to mention - these are super healthy!

 

Don't get me wrong, I love potatoe fries but dang, these are totally amazing! And they foreal, taste very similar to potatoes.

 

Who'da thunk they're in the carrot and celery family.....

I got pre-cut parsnips. 

 

They weren't huge, about 5 came in a container - like the fresh packaged broccoli in plastic at the food store.

 

Came like that. If you can find these whole - and bigger, perfect. Get those babies.

 

I just cut them as perfectly as I could to form fries.

Not so bad eh?

And then - I coated them in garlic infused oil.

Best. Oil. Ever.

 

Just mash some garlic and throw in some oil and let simmer over very low heat. You don't want to burn the garlic.

 

And waaala. Garlic oil.

 

These are my fav lately - clearly because there's a lot of garlic going on. 

Don't get me started on the aioli. 

 

my god. the aioli.

The aioli is awesome. If you like mayo..

 

Mayo is huge in this. And I could have made this from scratch, but I was in the need for something quick. 

 

So hellmans it was. 

 

Mixed with a few things, and some really earthy pungent garlic - wow. 

 

The ultimate fry dip.

 

So I took it and I drizzled it over these hot crispy fries - so that it could melt in, and then ...of course, I dipped the fry again into the aioli. 

 

Don't judge.

I'm already reminiscing about those fries. Just talking about them.

 

And for all my garlic lovers, these are beyond garlic flavor town.

It's because of the oil. 

 

That one extra step of making your own infused oil goes a long way. 

And it's impossible to feel bad about eating these.

I say this because I ate them all. 

 

Learning sesh - 

 

What benefits come from Parsnips?? And go.

 

Parsnips contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including dietary fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the main health benefit of including fresh produce like parsnips in your diet regularly is that the nutrients consumed can significantly reduce your risk of a number of serious medical problems. 

 

So enjoy, my friends.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Parsnips, ends cut and chopped into “fry shape”

  • Garlic oil – I infused smashed garlic with olive oil over low heat for 20 minutes.

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Fresh parsley and chives minced

 

Fast Garlic Aioli

  • 1/3 c good mayo

  • ¼ c sour cream

  • 2 Tbs ranch

  • 6 garlic cloves smashed and minced

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp dried minced onion

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Wash, trim and cut your parsnips into desired fry shape.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place on your parsnip fries.

  4. Coat with garlic infused oil, salt and pepper.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.

  6. Raise the temperature to 450 and bake another 15 – 20 minutes until golden.

  7. Mix all ingredients together for the garlic aioli and set aside.

  8. When fries are done, take out, drizzle with aioli and garnish with parsley and chives.

  9. ENJOY!! These fries, are like, the bomb.

 

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