Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them." -Stephen Fry, Actor

The refrigerator light goes on...

The parsnips are a great variation on potatoes for home fries. Full of sweet flavor they also have tons of fiber and Vitamin C. The perfect way to get an additional point on your Mediterranean diet score.

Keeping the pan covered while cooking helps the fries stay moist. By increasing the heat at the end to help brown the fries you get the best of both worlds: light and moist home fries on the outside and brown on the outside.


Parsnip Home Fries

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easiliy be multiplied. Leftovers are fair.

Parsnip Home Fries recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 1/2 small green or red bell pepper (diced)
  • 8 ounces parsnips (peeled and cut into large dice)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 large green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)

Place the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the peppers and cook for about 1 minutes.

Add the parsnips, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium.

Cover and cook, tossing frequently, for about 15 minutes.

When the parsnips are slightly soft remove the cover and increase the heat to medium high.

Add the green onions and cook for about two minutes until the parsnips are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
    Saturated Fat <0.5g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 80mcg Potassium 600mg