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Savory Parsnips Saute
This is a different way to enjoy parsnips. Classically, they are pureed, roasted or enjoyed in soups and stews. This time they are sauteed so they are crisp and savory on the outside and sweet and soft on the inside.
1 lb parsnips
2 tbs butter
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
dash of ground cloves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Peel the parsnips, then cut them into 2" lengths. Cut the sections into strips about 1/2 inch thick. In a heavy 10-inch skillet, melt the butter; then add the parsnips, shaking to coat. Sprinkle with seasonings. Cover tightly and saute on medium heat for about 5 to 10 minutes, until they are just tender. Turn up the heat to medium high and brown the parsnips, stirring to prevent scorching. Serves 4.