Does this happen to you? You find some pre-made snack at the grocery store and think, “I could totally make that. I really should try. Why would I pay $5 for that when I could make it for $0.50?” But, you don’t; make it that is.
Well, it happens to me too, don’t feel bad. This time around, I found some parsnip chips at Trader Joe’s with only three ingredients: parsnips, safflower/canola oil, sea salt. I’m not a huge fan of the oil or the fact that the parsnips were not organic, but I really felt compelled to try them. They were amazing. The next time I went to TJ’s, I almost bought another bag, but instead grabbed a few parsnips to make my own. (If you’ve never worked with a mandoline or have frequent accidents with sharp things, you might want to grab a pair of cutting gloves too.) These chips are amazing and loved by all.
- 5 large parsnips
- Coconut oil
- Unrefined sea salt
- Cutting gloves (optional)
- 2 cookie sheets
- Parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Using 1/4” blade, slice parsnips.
- Toss parsnips with 2 TB coconut oil and 1 tsp sea salt.
- Spread chips on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
- Bake for 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and removing browned chips at each interval.