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    Cajun Parsnip Fritters on Baby Spinach

    Cajun Parsnip Fritters on Baby Spinach. Photo by Baby Kato

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    35 mins

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    15 mins

    Muffin Goddess's Note:

    This recipe uses sliced parsnips instead of mashed. Posted for ZWT, untried by me. Adapted from "Around the World in 450 Recipes" .

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    1. 1
      Bring the parsnips to a boil in a pan of salted water, then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. You want them to be tender, but not mushy at all.
    2. 2
      Drain the parsnips and allow them to cool until they are handleable. Cut them diagonally into 2" long x 1/2" or 1/4" thick slices.
    3. 3
      Place the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Place the egg yolk into the well and mix it in with a fork, gradually pulling in the flour from the edges of the bowl. Begin adding the milk slowly, mixing all the while. Add salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Beat mixture with a whisk until it's a smooth batter.
    4. 4
      Wash and dry the spinach leaves, and place them in a bowl.
    5. 5
      Combine the olive and walnut (if using) oils, sherry vinegar, salt and pepper (to taste) in a dressing cruet with a secure top. Set aside.
    6. 6
      Just before serving time, whisk the egg white to soft peak stage. Fold a little bit of the yolk batter into the whites, then fold the egg white mixture into the yolk batter.
    7. 7
      Heat an inch or two of cooking oil in a deep-sided heavy skillet until is shimmers but isn't smoking (or set a deep fryer to manufacturer's recommended temp) .
    8. 8
      While oil is heating, shake the dressing vigorously to combine, then toss the spinach and dressing together. Arrange the dressed spinach on 4 salad plates, then scatter the chopped walnuts over them.
    9. 9
      Once oil is hot, dip the sliced parsnips into the batter a few at a time, then fry them until puffy and golden. Drain them in a paper towel lined bowl and keep them warm while you fry the rest of the parsnips. Arrange the hot parsnips over the dressed spinach and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 18, 2013


      Wow, I made these delicious fritters for lunch today Muffin Goddess and boy were they good. Made exactly as written, but had to use romain lettuce hearts, as my spinach was bad. The vinaigrette was wonderful, savory and velvety, it complimented the parsnip fritters very well. The fritters were delicious, sweet and tender, encased in a tasty batter. Thank you for sharing this treat. Made for ZWT9.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cajun Parsnip Fritters on Baby Spinach

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 259.1
    Calories from Fat 126
    Total Fat 14.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 50.7 mg
    Sodium 55.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 6.8 g

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    sherry wine vinegar

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