When so many articles are written about heritage vegetables, so many gardeners trying out older varieties, it's slightly ironic to think that there is such a vegetable which has been bubbling in our pots since the middle ages without us paying very much attention to it. Poor old Parsnip.
When the potato first arrived on the old continent, it must have been such as thrill that understandably it eclipsed all others. The much loved daucus pastinaca, carrot for you and me played second fiddle to the potato. Others slowly sank in the background such as cardoons.
As for pastinaca parsnip, oh yes same family as the carrot, it continued to appear on the menu in the North of Europe but disappeared from the south. Few French people cook "parnais" and in Great Britain, parsnip is often baked or used in soups.
So surprise every one with this delicious recipe of
Shredded Creamy Parsnip Parsnip Bake
250g double cream
400g shredded parsnips
dot of butter
enough grated cheddar to cover the dish
Preheat the oven to 180 C Grease an oven dish
layer half the shredded parsnip add the cream, season
repeat the layering if it looks too dry add a little milk
sprinkle cheddar on the top
dot with butter.
This is one of my favourite recipe which was passed down to me by His mother so it's a pleasure to add it to this month #InheritanceRecipes :Eat Your Greens hosted here and shared with Coffee & Vanilla
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