Tuesday, April 7, 2009

MoV Day 8: Sweet Potato-Parsnip Mash

Day 8 of the Month of Veggies called for a Sweet Potato-Parsnip Mash. Yum! I love mashed sweet potatoes, and the parsnip was a great addition! Abby tried a few bites (which is HUGE - she doesn't usually try anything mashed. Abby is picky, if I haven't made that clear by now...) and Lizzy gobbled hers down (with her hands!).

Sweet Potato-Parsnip Mash

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into chunks
3-4 large parsnips (aiming to have about half as much parsnip as sweet potato), peeled and diced into chunks
1/3 cup apple juice (or cider, when in season)
salt & pepper

Fill a large pot with about 1 inch of water. Add in diced sweet potatoes and parsnips. Bring water to a boil, and then simmer the vegetables for about 15 minutes, until very tender. Drain the vegetables and return to the pot. Add the apple juice and mash well. Add salt and pepper to taste.


LaDue & Crew said...

I love parsnips! They are so under-utilized. This sounds really good!

Katrina said...

We love sweet potatoes in my home but I'm not familiar with parsnips. What do they taste like? Are they sweet too? Obviously I need to try them!

Kara said...

They are sweet, but not in the same straightforward sweet way of a sweet potato. I like them, but I find them too strong on their own - they have a really unique taste - so I think mashing them in with sweet potatoes worked perfectly. They look like white carrots and in my grocery store are sold next to the carrots. My baby Lizzy ADORES them for some reason - I bake them until they're soft and she gobbles them down!