Sweet and smooth parsnips are the vegetable of choice in these crispy fried veggie patties. They’re sure to be a hit at any meal and are perfect for snack times!

Parsnip Patties Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 Pound Parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil


  1. Add the parsnips to a large pot and cover completely with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until tender; about ten minutes.
  2. Drain and mash, then set aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter then add the onions and cook until translucent; about five minutes. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking until a thick paste forms. Gradually whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cook until a thick sauce forms; about ten minutes.
  5. In a large bowl combine the sauce, parsnips, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Mix together with your hands and form into patties.
  6. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, deep skillet until the temperature reaches 350?F.
  7. Fry the patties until browned on both sides, turning once.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve hot!