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Irish Parsnip Cakes

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Rating: 5/5
1 review

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 74482
cook method: stovetop

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1 pound parsnips
2 tablespoons flour
1 pinch mace
2 tablespoons melted butter
salt and pepper
1 large egg
8 tablespoons breadcrumbs (heaping)
oil, for frying


Peel and slice the parsnips, then boil in salted water until tender. Drain and mash them well.

Add flour, mace, melted butter, salt and pepper, then form into small flat, round cakes.

Dip into the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs, and fry in hot oil until brown on both sides.

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Starla, Fresno, California USA


209 calories, 8 grams fat, 30 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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Sep 7, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've always just been kind of lukewarm on parsnips but we tried this recipe last night and loved it! Of course, what's not to love about something breaded and fried, right? I did use more breadcrumbs than called for though because 8 tbsp wasn't enough to really get a good coating. And it all stuck to the parsnip cakes just fine. Thank you for this recipe!

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