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help me prepare 9kg of parsnips please!

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mrsglowglow Sun 13-Dec-15 14:12:17

Hello I've volunteered to contribute to our church community Christmas dinner and have pledged 9kg of parsnips that need to be washed peeled and cut ready for cooking. They need to be delivered Christmas eve but I'm wondering how to store/transport them so they don't go brown. Any wise words of advice greatly appreciated.

DoreenLethal Sun 13-Dec-15 14:14:34

Freeze them cut the size they need to be to be roasted [assuming they are going to be roasted] and they can go straight from frozen into the pan. Then add the honey after roasting when in the serving dish.

I freeze all my parsnips, I grow my own mainly and lift and prep and freeze the same day.

hesterton Sun 13-Dec-15 14:15:26

Can you just freeze them raw or would you par boil them first?

CMOTDibbler Sun 13-Dec-15 14:17:38

I'd peel and cut them, and immerse in a bucket of water while I did the rest (don't bother washing them before). Then drain and drizzle with oil, turning with your hands. Then divide into large plastic bags (I guess 1.5kg to the bag, but depends on what size bags you get), bit more oil and tie up. Then they can be tipped straight into the hot oil

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 13-Dec-15 14:20:40

i'd pre steam or par boil them....are they def to be roasted? drizzle over some oil, maybe herbs/S&P depending on how daring you are aiming to be

set them on a tray in the freezer and then into a bag and they can go into the oven from frozen, esp if they re not too big

mrsglowglow Sun 13-Dec-15 14:22:11

Wow that was fast. Thanks Doreen! I can freeze them but they will be left out over night as there is no freezer facility as far as I know.

DoreenLethal Sun 13-Dec-15 14:24:00

No - usually parsnips taste best once frozen in the ground, however it is very hard to dig them out when the ground is like ice.

If no freezer, then into pans of water. Check the facilities though - freezing is best.

mrsglowglow Sun 13-Dec-15 14:31:45

Thank you all for great advice and suggestions. will try and ask organisers re freezer

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