Friday, May 27, 2011
Food Waste Friday: I do not like Parsnips
A co-worker and I were talking the other day about roasted vegetables (it was awesome, you wish you were there). Anyway, I was telling him that all I want to eat now that the weather is nice is vegetables: roasted, in a salad, anything, if it came from the ground, I want to sink my teeth into it. I was particularly enraptured about some ratatouille I had made the other day. He then started talking up the parsnip, which I had never tried before.
"They're amazing." he assured me, and then said that you can pan roast them just like any other root vegetable. Since I am such a huge fan of root vegetables, I decided to take them for a test drive. I purchased a bag of parsnips, and added them to my next batch of ratatouille.
I admit, it was foolish to add this untried vegetable into the mix without tasting it on its own first, but my co-worker has never led me astray before! The ratatouille was a bust, but I managed to save some of it by baking it in a frittata. Now I just had a wrap of it for dinner (yeah, I made a lot of ratatouille), but every bite was filled with trepidation because I didn't know when I was going to bite into a hateful parsnip. I threw away 1/2 cup of the ratatouille, and the rest of the parsnips but I will finish the frittata!
I suspect bf doesn't like parsnips either because he sampled the ratatouille, didn't say anything and then made something else for dinner. I'm never making this mistake again.