Parsnip crisps are a healthy vegetable snack that is an easy to make alternative to greasy shop-bought crisps. Although many people fry parsnip crisps, a healthier and lower fat way to make them is to bake the parsnip strips in the oven. These oven-baked crisps can be served as a snack for the family or a fun food for a social gathering.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Wash the parsnips and use a potato peeler to peel them.
Shave thin strips of parsnips from the root with the potato peeler. Place the strips into a bowl.
Sprinkle three tablespoons of olive oil on to the parsnip shavings and toss the parsnips. All surfaces should be covered with oil.
Lay a non-stick baking tray on a flat surface and place the parsnip strips on the baking tray.
Place the sheet into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to turn the strips every few minutes until they are light brown and crispy.
Remove the crisps from the oven and slide the non-stick baking tray on to a counter top. Lift the crisps from the baking tray with a fork and place them on a kitchen roll.
Drizzle sea salt on to the parsnip crisps while they are still hot and fresh out of the oven.
Allow the crisps to cool. Serve them or store them in an airtight container.
Bake only one layer of parsnip crisps at a time.
Sprinkle different herbs and spices on the crisps for various flavours.
Serve parsnip crisps with various types of dips.