Time for a break from cakes, cause I love different veggie dishes and as parsnips are my husband’s absolute fave, I just had to try these when I found this recipe idea in a very old cook book.
Makes about 16-18 depending on size. You will need a deep fry pan or deep fat fryer.
1 pint mashed, boiled parsnips, allowed to go cold [about 1¼ lb mashed weight]
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon milk
breadcrumbs from a stale loaf [or buy!]
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Oil for frying [dripping in the original!]
In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the cold parsnip, pepper and salt and milk. Stir over a medium heat until it begins to bubble, remove from the heat and add one beaten egg. Allow to cool. When cold form into balls about half the size of an egg, using floured hands. Roll these in the other beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs.
Fry quickly in hot oil. [More pics on my Blog]. Tip into a dish lined with kitchen paper.
So delicious and worth the effort for a special meal. Just great as a side with steak! We absolutely loved them.