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Crumbed Parsnip Sticks With Mustard Yogurt

Samis.Foodisms's picture
The days are getting shorter and the evenings colder. These wonderfully crisp, crumbed parsnip sticks make a lovely ‘Fall Season’ snack or side dish. The tangy mustard yogurt dip is a perfect accompaniment serve with the parsnip sticks.
Ingredients
  Parsnips 3 Medium
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Wholemeal plain flour 2 Tablespoon
  Stale wholemeal breadcrumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (for deep-frying)
  Plain low fat yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seeded mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the parsnips into finger size sticks. Let then be as thick as your tall finger and try to cut them in a uniform size.
2. Beat the eggs and milk in a shallow dish.
3. Place flour in a plastic bag or in a deep bowl.
4. Spread the crumbs on a plate or on wax paper.

MAKING
5. Dip the sticks into the egg mixture then toss them in the flour
6. Once all of them have been tossed in flour, dip one at a time in egg mixture again and drain off the excess.
7. Roll in breadcrumbs, pressing slightly so that the crumbs stick firmly, to form an even coating
8. You can refrigerate the crumbed parsnip sticks at this stage.
9. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or pan.
10. Drop the crumbed sticks, in batches into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crisp on the out side and tender inside.
11. Drain them on absorbent paper.
12. Fry the remaining sticks.
13. To make the yogurt, in a small bowl, blend the ingredients and whisk well. Refrigerate to chill well before serving.

SERVING
14. Serve the Crumbed Parsnip Sticks hot and crisp with cooled Mustard Yogurt.

TIPS
The parsnip sticks and dressing can be prepared and kept covered in the refrigerator and the sticks can be deep-fried just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Parsnip
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I love the fall season as it offers a great variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables. One cold evening, last year, almost the beginning of fall, while I wondered what to do with the huge stock of parsnips lying in my store room, I came up with a fabulous recipe of crisp, crumbed parsnip sticks and loved them so much that made a lot of them throughout the season. Also made them for parties and they became a hot favorite. People thought they were carrot sticks! The mustard yogurt dip is the perfect accompaniment to these golden crisp dippers!

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8 Comments

Anonymous's picture
I loved the mustard yohgurt idea... can be used as a dip for lots of finger snacks
epicure's picture
This seems to be the ultimate healthy yet yummy dish for me!
Anonymous's picture
Parsnip and honey .......I love this combination............ but never tried it fried with egg and crumb coating .....sounds delicious......
sudipa_foodlover's picture
mustard yogurt is quite unique..I haven't tried it. Sounds interesting
Gossip.Goddess's picture
I'm gonna make this!
yamini's picture
Mustard has been one of my favorite condiments and the idea to combine it with yogurt is simply amazing and delicious.
chockyfoodie's picture
It tastes so yummy.
Anonymous's picture
great recipe. a must try