My family does not/did not like parsnips, but they eat these. ( love to eat them, though). I sometimes save this for company use, but they are JUST THAT GOOD!
Preheat over to 450*
Halve parsnips lengthwise and cut into spears. (You can also add a red potato, sweet potato and fresh beets to the mix, if you like).
Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
Combine Parmesan cheese (2 Tablespoons grated), ½ tsp salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ tsp oregano and sprinkle over the vegetables and toss to coat.
Arrange in a single layer and bake until golden brown, turning once.
(I like to add crushed garlic to the mix, makes for a more garlic taste.)
If you sprinkle them on the pan, like above, watch that the seasonings don’t burn. The scrapings are really yummy.
Another idea for Sweet Potato fries- after placed in a bowl with olive oil, mix together 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, ½ tsp salt, ½ freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle over the fries, toss to coat. Bake until golden brown, turning once.
Watch carefully as the sugar can burn.
Both of these are really good, I can’t keep them on the table. (Works for all of those pesky root vegtables that most people don’t really like)