Parsnip Cakes Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Egg1 , beaten
 Nutmeg1 Pinch
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Parsnips2 Pound, boiled and mashed
 Toasted seasoned bread crumbs3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 462 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.4%

Saturated Fat 8.4 g42%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 83.6 mg

Sodium 932.5 mg38.9%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g23.9%

Dietary Fiber 13.4 g53.4%

Sugars 13.6 g

Protein 11 g21.6%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 66.3%

Calcium 17.4% Iron 21.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large bowl, combine and blend warm mashed parsnips with egg, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
2. When mash is cooled to room temperature, cover bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into slightly flattened patties.
4. Dip each patty in egg, then coat with crumbs on both sides in a plate.
5. Arrange crumbed patties on a plate, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hour.

6. In a large skillet, melt butter over a medium flame.
7. Arrange 4 patties at a time and fry on both sides for about 3-4 minutes each until golden brown
8. Remove and drain on paper towel lined baking sheet.
9. Place the first batch of fried patties in a warm oven set at 250° F. while you fry the next batch.

10. Serve the patties hot and crispy with a sauce of your choice as an appetizer or as a side dish