1 kg parsnips (around 15 cm in length), peeled
4 tsp plain flour
4 tsp olive oil
4 tsp maple syrup
2 rosemary sprigs, leaves only, chopped
sea salt flakes, to taste
- Halve the parsnips down their length (as they are not too big, the cores shouldn’t be woody so there is no need to remove them), then cut each half into 3 equal pieces. To do this, cut off the bottom and halve the top down the length. Boil for 5 mins, then drain well and toss with the flour.
- Heat oven to 220C/200C fan. Put the oil in a large roasting tin and heat in the oven for 5 mins. Add the parsnips, turn them in the oil and give the tin a shake so that all the parsnips are in contact with the base of the tin. Roast for 30 mins, turning once, until golden. Tip onto a platter, drizzle with the maple syrup and scatter with rosemary and salt.