Parsnip & Bacon Fritters
If you want to max out on flavour, you can pour some of the bacon fat from the frying pan into the mash mixture.
- Peel & chunk parsnips, removing woody core. Place them in boiling salted water and lower heat to simmer. Start testing for tenderness after 10 minutes, shouldn't take more than 15. Drain.
- While parsnips are boiling, fry the bacon until almost crisp. Remove bacon from pan, drain, and chop into small pieces.
- Mash the parsnips with butter and a few sprinkles of thyme. Season with salt and pepper, mix in bacon.
- When mixture is cool enough to handle, use a tablespoon to create about 12 patties. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, and then start browning the patties a few at a time on both sides. Give each side about 3 or 4 minutes to brown and crisp. When done, drain on paper towel and keep warm until you are ready to serve.
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