Parsnip gratin

Delicious parsnip gratin in French way

Parsnip in a new way

The truth is that I used parsnip only for making soups and broth. Even then, after I would finish cooking, parsnip would go out. I have never thought that parsnip could taste so good in some other combination other then in a vegetable broth or soup.

Parsnip contains a range of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, fresh parsnip is the best source of dietary fiber.

When I was in France, exploring French cuisine, I came across this recipe for gratin parsnip. Maybe, in this recipe, I added some kind of my stamp but I think that is normal to do so for the art of cooking’s sake.

Using only a few ingredients I got a tasty side dish for lunch. From now on, I look at parsnip completely differently :).

The combination of sweet and nutty taste complements grated Gruyere cheese. Everything melts in your mouth.

How is preparing gratin parsnip in just a few steps

First, prepare all the ingredients: salt, parsnip, pepper, onion, etc.

Parsnip Gratin

Necessary ingredients

Slice the vegetables into thin pieces (onion, and parsnips). Layer the parsnip, top it with onions and dry Provençal mix. The best would be to have fresh herbs, so that your dish gets a more aromatic taste. Also, it is better if you can use fresh whole nutmeg instead of the one from the store which is already grated.

Parsnip Gratin

Thinly sliced vegetables

Add Gruyere cheese.  Instead,  if you don’t have Gruyere you can also use pecorino or parmesan or some other cheese according to your taste.

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Top the Gruyere cheese

Next step. Heat the butter in a large skillet over the medium heat. Add cream, mashed garlic, herbs and saute for about 5 minutes until it boils. Then add rice flour, or you can add cornstarch or some other type of flour instead. I am using the rice one because it is healthier than the other two types.

You can also add some other spices according to your taste. Experimenting in the kitchen is always encouraged 🙂 .

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Cream with the herbs

After boiling, pour cream mixture over the layered parsnips and top it again with some grated Gruyere cheese.

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Pour cream mixture over the parsnip and onion

Cover with foil and put into the oven.

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Ready for the oven

After approx. 40 min dish is ready for tasting 🙂

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Finished and ready for tasting

With a glass of wine, it will be a delicious lunch during the week.

Parsnip Gratin
Parsnip Gratin


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