One of Erin’s favourite foods when she was about 1 was parsnips. If we would go out for a carvery or a roast dinner these would be her food of choice. Sadly, she’s been going through a fussy stage lately and won’t each much at all so I thought cooking up some air fryer parsnips might do the trick.
The great thing about air fryer parsnips is that you can do them a few different ways. If you follow the recipe below you can either serve them with a roast dinner or you can have them in chip style!
These parsnips need a bit of par boiling before cooking them in the air fryer. I cut mine to be about 1cm at the top and getting thinner towards the bottom. This allows you to have lovely, soft parsnips in the middle but with a bit of a crunch at the end. This is what makes them perfect for both roast dinners and as a meal on their own if you want them as chips.
After par boiling the parsnips and coating in oil and also honey if you want to, they take about 12-15 minutes to cook with a quick shake in the middle. The parsnips are ready to eat straight away or you can refrigerate them and eat later. They take a couple of minutes to re-heat in the air fryer so you can make ahead if you want to.
My husband loves these parsnips and we have them with most roast dinners now. Are you a parsnip fan? Let me know in the comments!
Air Fryer Parsnips
- 1 large parsnip (per person)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey ((if required))
- Pre-heat air fryer to 190C.
- Peel 1 large parsnip per person and cut off at each end.
- Cut the parsnip into long, thick strips like chips.
- Put parnisps in a bowl and coat with olive oil. You can also add honey if you want them to be sweeter.
- When the air fryer is hot, throw in the parsnips and cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking in the middle to ensure even cooking.
- Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate. These parsnips can be quickly re-heated in 4-5 minutes in the air fryer and they will still taste the same!