These Fries Almost Changed My Life

By Katie, 11:03 am

If you’re into the world of healthy living blogging, you most definitely saw Angela’s recent post entitled “These Fries Will Change Your Life.“  The fries to which she is referring are Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries.

I admit that when I first read the post I was a bit taken aback. Almond butter and peanut butter as a fry coating? Really??? 8-O

But since I do love traditional parsnip fries very much, I decided to give it a go. I mean, I love nut butter, so how bad could they possibly be??? ;-)

I followed Angela’s recipe exactly, peeling and cutting my parsnips, then coating them with almond butter, crunchy peanut butter, olive oil, and sea salt.

Into the oven!

The result was really delicious! I really liked the nut butter coating; it was unlike anything I’ve ever eaten before…in a good way! I say that these fries almost changed my life, however, because next time I make them I will make a few small adjustments. Perhaps I should have titled the post “These Fries WILL Change My Life” – future tense – when I make them properly!

Next time I will…

1. Use a tad less salt.

2. Not crowd my baking dish so much. (I have a small oven and only one baking dish that fits inside of it, so I just crammed all my fries on there. Not so wise.)

3. Be more careful not to burn the bottoms. (Usually I like a little burnt-ness, but here it wasn’t so good.)

Once I make those little adjustments, there’s no doubt in my mind I will be a changed woman. ;-)

Have you tried parsnip fries yet – either the standard version or nut butter crusted? Think you will?

18 Responses to “These Fries Almost Changed My Life”

  1. I haven’t tried them yet – but as soon as I get to a kitchen I plan on it!! :)

  2. Wow, interesting! What (if anything) do you dip them in though? I’m thinking my beloved ketchup wouldn’t work so well!

  3. I have been wanting to try them… your post reminded me that I have the recipe printed at home ready to try!!! I may have to make them this weekend… they look sooooo good…

  4. haha looks like we are on the same food wave-length!! :)

    Question for you — when you made your fries, did you dip them in anything? I did not…I thought they were great on their own, but I’m just curious if you found a great dip for them.

  5. im not the biggest parsnip fan. .so im a little scared to try.. but i hear so many rave reviews about them.. maybe i will give them a go when im feeling adventurous :P XOXO <3

  6. Nicole, RD says:

    Huh! I absolutely love this idea! I will have to try them out! Thanks, Katie!

  7. holy moly! almond butter and fries! Sign me up!

  8. Diana says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever even tried parsnip! But I am very curious about this. :)

  9. Run Sarah says:

    I just bought a parsnip for the first time – cant wait to try these!

  10. Interesting idea! I might just have to give them a try… don’t want to miss out on anything life changing :)

  11. Erica says:

    Never had parsnip fries, but they look great. What an interesting concept. I will have to give them a try!

  12. Lindsay says:

    Love your blog! I love parsnip fries and have to try them this way..I bet they will change my life.

  13. Mo says:

    I *just* made parsnip-carrot fries today following your directions! I should have waited; these sound awesome.

    I loved the fries, by the way. I wasn’t too crazy about the carrots but I’m more of a raw carrot girl anyway. The parsnips were delicious, though. :)

  14. katie says:

    im dying to try these!!! I would LOVE ANYTHING WITH AB COATING!

  15. Awesome! I have GOT to try these! I actually had butternut squash fries last night and was in heaven! :)

  16. I did see the fries on Angela’s blog. I have never made parsnip fries. I’ll have to give these a try; they sound & look delicious!

  17. Ohh this is such a cool idea! I’m totally gonna try it once I get some parsnips on my hands! :D

  18. i love both peanut butter and cheeze as the filling of my morning sandwhich.~’`

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