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    Roast parsnips

    Like roast potatoes, roast parsnips need to be cooked in hot oil, ideally at the same time as the potatoes are cooking and while the turkey is resting.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes to 45 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes to 50 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients

    3 tbsp sunflower oil

    1kg parsnips

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Place the oil in a roasting tin and heat in the oven. 
    2. Meanwhile, peel the parsnips and cut, depending on their size, lengthways in half or quarters to form even-sized pieces.
    3. Carefully place the parsnips into the hot oil, and turn to coat. Roast for 40-45 minutes, until golden, turning halfway through.

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    Cook's tips


    Prepare the parsnips a day ahead and store in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag, with the air removed, until ready to cook.

    For variation, follow the recipe above, then 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time season the parsnips and drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons clear honey, such as Waitrose Scottish Heather Honey. Return to the oven and cook until golden and sticky.

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