One of my most favorite things about being a vegetarian is the freedom to experiment with new foods and ingredients. When I was a meat eater I tended to make the same foods over and over again, or use ingredients in the same ways. I rarely branched out and tried new ingredients. I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with food lately.
I got the idea today to try a new kind of “french fry” from Caitlin’s latest Swaps and Additions post. I’ve actually been meaning to try this, but I had forgotten about it until today.
Nothing goes better with french fries than a burger. Ever since our Labor Day cook-out, I’ve been absolutely CRAVING portobello burgers. I can’t believe I had never tried these before!
So tonight I combined the two and made Portobello Burgers and Parsnip fries.
If you aren’t familiar with Parsnips, they look alot like carrots except they are white.
I washed them, peeled them and cut them into fry shapes.
I tossed them in olive oil and salt and baked at 425 for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
It might have been just a bit too much time, some of them came out a bit too crispy. But they were still delicous!
Uh oh. Don’t forget the curry ketchup …
That’s more like it!
A much healthier (and interesting) version of burgers and fries.
What healthy swaps do you make in your diet?