Parsnip Fries

Forget regular potato or even sweet potato fries. The newest rage is parsnip fries. Parsnips are sweet, and are wonderful when roasted. They take longer to cook, so be patient.

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

2. Wash and peel the parsnips. Cut into strips about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place on the baking sheet.

3. Whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush on the parsnips and bake for 40 minutes or until tender and browned, turning halfway through the baking time if necessary. Bake parsnips longer if you want these to be really crisp. Serve immediately.

1 1/2 lb parsnips (about 8 to 10 medium size)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of salt and pepper

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Calories 145
Protein 2 g
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Carbohydrates 25 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Fiber 4.4 g

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

Make Ahead: Can be prepared up to a day in advance. Gently reheat in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Serves 6

Nutrition Watch: Zinc, a mineral found in maple syrup, may help support male reproductive health.