January 25th, 2011
Really? Do I need to say much about these? Isn’t it obvious that this is a damn good idea? These Smoked Paprika Parsnip Chips make a delicious anytime snack, are a great way to show off the versatility of veggies to the little ones and are even great party food. The Oscar nominations were just announced this morning: how great would these be at an oscars party? And the Super Bowl is coming up. Why not swap the store bought BBQ chips for these tasty, smoky bites.
I wish I could take more credit for these chips. I mean, they were totally my own idea, but it came to me via divine inspiration. I often explain how I got to creating a recipe — my hope is that by exposing my own process I can help you tap into yours — but this just came to me. I wanted to try parsnip chips and, just like that, I was coating them with smoked paprika and a little sherry vinegar. Bam. Done. Delicious.
If you have a mandolin, these are especially easy to make. As easy as my Kale Chips, another favorite snack recipe, also made extra delicious with the addition of a little cider vinegar and also great for anytime or your next party.
Simply toss thin slices of parsnips with smoked paprika, olive oil and sherry vinegar and bake. That’s all it takes. You can get the exact recipe and amounts at The Family Kitchen: