HOLLA if you are a fry lover like me! Come on, I know you are….actually, is there anyone who doesn’t like fries?!!? There is so much produce that you can turn into a fry (frie?) (fri?) and parsnips are one of those! Have you ever had a parsnip? They look like a white carrot, and have a sweet earthy-ish taste to them. I made parsnip mash when I guest blogged over @whole30recipes and it was so tasty, and if mash is delish, then I’m sure parsnips in the form of a fry would be too.
Now I know some of you may not be sure about the whole “strawberry ketchup” thing, but if you think about it, most store bought ketchup has sugar in it already. I’m just using the strawberries as my sugar, so the store version and my version are basically twins, but mine has a little chipotle kick to it, so the strawberry version is obviously the better twin!
- **FOR FRIES**
- 2-4 parsnips, peeled and cut into fry size
- 2 tbl fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- sprinkle of salt
- 1/4 c avocado oil, or oil of choice
- **FOR STRAWBERRY CHIPOTLE KETCHUP**
- 4 strawberries, diced
- 1 6oz can tomato paste
- 1 tbl yellow mustard
- 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 chipotle in adobo sauce to 1 chipotle in adobo sauce (depending on how hot you like it.)
- **FOR FRIES**
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. While its preheating, cut up your parsnips.
- In a bowl, take your rosemary, garlic, salt, and oil and mix together. Add in "fries" and toss until well coated.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 min, flip, then bake another 10 min or until nice and golden. Remove from oven, sprinkle a little more salt and serve with the strawberry ketchup.
- **FOR STRAWBERRY KETCHUP**
- In a small sauce pan add all of your ingredients.
- Stir and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- After 10 min, the strawberries should be soft enough to smash easily. Smash and stir until desired consistency.
This ketchup is a little thicker than most ketchups that you may be used to. If you would like it runnier you can add a little bit of water until you reach your desired consistency. This makes a great bbq sauce for ribs too!
If you don’t have anything to make into fries, this strawberry ketchup is wonderful slathered atop a burger or even used as a bbq sauce for your ribs. (Need a bomb rib recipe…..check mine out here)
Another thing to note, like all fries, these are best served warm!! Hope you guys try it out!