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Freezing Parsnips
Fri 16-Apr-10
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Jude
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I have still loads of parsnips that now need to be harvested (I need the growing space Laugh). Can anyone tell me the best way to freeze them for roasting. Or maybe I should dehydrate them? What would you suggest?

Fri 16-Apr-10
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Not sure about freezing for roasting but they do freeze well if mashed.

I'll try that again!

Fri 16-Apr-10
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Mashed sounds a good idea as easy to store in the least space.

Is it just me, or does 'frozen parsnips' sound like a splendid old fashioned euphemism a la 'brass monkeys'?

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Fri 16-Apr-10
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I find that parsnips actually freeze quite well and still be baked. One of the more successful things to freeze Cheers

Fri 16-Apr-10
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KateUK said:

Is it just me, or does 'frozen parsnips' sound like a splendid old fashioned euphemism a la 'brass monkeys'?


Hell yeah!!!  lol  Big_LaughBig_LaughEeek

Fri 16-Apr-10
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Didn't somebody suggest - way back - that was another name for a vasectomy - PARSNIP. Whistle 

Agree, Joanna, if the parsnips are prepared and ready to roast, but blanched for 2 minutes, and then they can be used instantly into the hot roasting tin. Brilliant vegetable.  thumbs up

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Well done everyone.  BS are you back in UK now?

I'll try that again!

Fri 16-Apr-10
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Yep, TA, back in the UK - after a bit of a battle at the Eurotunnel last night, but just shattered today. Though I did manage to get all the washing done and dried, so it hasn't been a wasted day.

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Thanks for the advice (and jokes Big_Laugh ) all! I shall dig them all up this weekend! Laugh

Sun 18-Apr-10
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I froze peeled and chopped parsnips last December to save me time when it came time to cook Christmas dinner. They roasted really well, just like the dices squashed did.

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Fri 27-Aug-10
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This is good, in Tesco I saw a bag of parsnips for £1, only I eat them so I didn't buy as I knew they would not all get eaten.

Now I shall in future buy, blanche & freeze!welldone

Wed 9-Feb-11
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i found myself with a glut of parsnips

 

so peeled and cut into quarters for roasting blanch for 2 mins in salted water cool and freeze.

 

they roast perfectly from frozen  smile

Wed 9-Feb-11
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Hello Steven, not met before. I had roasted hamburg parsley from ones I had frozen last year, they are similar to parsnips but grow better where I live in Latvia, they were rather good too.wave

Wed 9-Feb-11
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that sounds interesting Joanna  -  i'm going to have google it

 

please to meet you smile

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