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Roasted Parsnips With Thyme

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“This attractive and delicious dish brings out the nutty, sweet, and spicy flavors of parsnips. This recipe is from Chef Jerry Traunfeld of the Herbfarm Restaurant and was printed in his beautiful book, "The Herbfarm Cookbook". If you want, you can add some chopped carrots, squash, or sweet potato for additional colour.”

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F Peel the parsnips and cut them into 2-inch lengths. Quarter the thickest pieces, halve the medium ones, and leave the thinnest ones whole. You want all the pieces to be about the same size.
  2. Put the butter in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the parsnips in a single layer and put the dish in the oven until the butter melts. Stir in the brown sugar and vinegar. Add the parsnips, salt, and pepper and stir to coat all the pieces evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and stir in the thyme. Continue to bake until the parsnips are browned and tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes longer.

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