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Nut Butter Really Does Go On Everything

by Meghann on April 21, 2010

Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries?!?!

Ummm…. yes, please!

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I saw this recipe for Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries on Angela’s blog the other day and knew I just HAD to try it. I mean, a crazy recipe that involves vegetables being covered with nut butter and baked? Why didn’t I think of it?!?!

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The recipe is rather simple to follow. Basically you coat the parsnip with nut butter and bake for about 30 minutes. The whole process had my apartment smelling like peanut butter cookies!

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The fries seemed a bit dry on their own, but I wasn’t sure what would be the best dip for the fries. I mean, what does well with nut butter? Jelly? Even that didn’t sound quite right to me.

In the end I selected a sweet & spicy BBQ sauce as my dip of choice.

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It was perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The nut butter crusted parsnip fries were excellent. They had a great nutty exterior, but weren’t as sweet as I was expecting them to be. Instead the baked nut butter crust reminded me of any other nut encrusted item like fish or tofu. It enhanced the flavor, but wasn’t over welming. Yum!:)

On the side I had simple roasted eggplant that I had baked at 400 for 20 minutes with salt and pepper.

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For dessert I made a Mamey Smoothie with the last of my mamey and topped it with soe cacao nibs.

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I could get used to adding silken tofu to smoothies. It makes them very creamy and reminds me more of a milkshake than a smoothie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had an off site meeting this afternoon that ended with a grumbling belly. I immediately tore into a Quaker Simple Harvest Bar on my way home.

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(I think that was a freebie from a while ago, but honestly its been my cabinet so long that I have no idea!)

Maddie is itching to cuddle.

Good Night!

1 Dori April 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Awesome din!!! That is something I could make. Except I have no idea what a parsnip is.

2 Evan Thomas April 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Sweet! That is such a cool food experiment. To be honest, I haven’t even tried nut encrusted fish or tofu, so I might try those first, but this seems SO COOL

3 Julie @ Pickley Pear April 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Pretty smoothie!! Yes, in fact, nut butter really can go on anything!!

4 Christina April 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

That smoothie looks so good!

You don’t have to tell me that nut butter goes on everything ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Jenny April 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I must make those! Your description of them sounded soooo good- and so does the smell!

6 Katey April 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm

OH MAN! That sounds really good!! I seriously eat SO MUCH nut butter.. but that’s okay with me ๐Ÿ™‚

7 clairedille April 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm

This is on my must-make list right now! I am so happy to read another good review of them!

8 Courtney April 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Hmm that sounds interesting. Just think of all the things you could crust now, though— bananas or apples would be absolutely divine!

9 Katherine: What About Summer? April 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I totally stash free sample bars and I have no idea why. Glad to see you have an oldie to pull out too!
Katherine

10 jenna April 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm

what a creative dinner!

11 Erin April 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I’ve been making faux-fries almost every night lately but covering them in nut butter is a totally new idea and one that I LOVE. This could be dinner tomorrow night!

12 dianacheung April 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

OOMGGGG i made those nut butter parsnip fries tonight too!! It was like having DESSERTTT for dinner!!!

13 hundredtenpounds April 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Maddie looks like she’s a cuddle bug. ๐Ÿ™‚

14 theprocessofhealing April 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Does the tofu give the smoothie a weird flavor or can you not taste it?

YUM!!! I saw those fries on Angela’s blog and i’ve been dying to try them!

15 Meghann April 22, 2010 at 5:30 am

You can’t taste the tofu at all. It does how ever give the smoothie an aweosme textures!

16 Meredith April 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Oh my goodness, I would have never thought of this on my own but it looks AMAZING!

17 Emilyeatsclean April 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Seriously….why wasn’t baked nut butter covered veggies thought of sooner, that’s genious!!! Mmm!

-emily

18 Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm

You’re always so good about trying new recipes!! Looks delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I have never thought about adding tofu to smoothies. I really need to work on increasing the protein in my diet. Great idea.

20 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I am still yet to try adding silken tofu to my smoothies … will have to give it a try for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Run Sarah April 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Those fries look delish! I love silken tofu in smoothies, it’s been awhile since I bought it though.

22 missyrayn April 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I like your description of the fries. And I was totally thinking of jelly as a dip ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for the idea of adding silken tofu to the smoothies. I would love to make it more milkshake like for a dessert.

23 fitandfortysomething April 21, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Those fries look amazing! What a delicious dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

24 britchickruns April 22, 2010 at 3:01 am

Nut butter and parsnip in the same mouthful….life would not get much better IMHO!

25 Liz April 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

Did you half the recipe or is that the full one?

26 Meghann April 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

The portion above is two parsnips, 1 spoonful of Amond Butter, 1 spoonful of Peanut Butter, Generous drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper. I didn’t really measure anything out. I just used the recip has a guideline, so it’s more like 3/4 of what Angela calls for in the recipe?

27 dailygoods April 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

HMMMMM nut butter is universal. i’ve never had parsnips before i don’t think? live in a cave? I think i do! Must try this ๐Ÿ™‚

28 RunToTheFinish April 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

i have decided almost any root veggie can now be made in to wonderful fries

29 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale April 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

You know what might be really good? Those fries drizzled with a little honey!

30 Beth April 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

What is your exact recipe for the roasted eggplant? Everytime I roast mine it gets really mushy! Thanks!

31 lizz (leadingthegoodlife) April 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Yum, yum, yum – I can’t wait to try these fries! I’ve been drooling over them all week on Angela’s blog! They remind me of this Middle Eastern cauliflower dish I’ve had…it’s like cauliflower coated in tahini and then cooked.

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