If you've never had parsnips before, this would be a great recipe to try them for the first time. I asked my family what they though of these and they said the parsnips tasted like a cross between a baked potato and a steamed carrot. So there you go- parsnips are nothing weird!
Enough parsnips to feed your family
1 T. melted butter
Salt and pepper
An onion, sliced (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400.
Cut the carrots into 1/4 inch slices and toss with the melted butter. Place in a glass dish with the sliced onions. Sprinkle with salt. Cover the dish (either with a glass lid or tinfoil).
Bake for 30 minutes, or until fork tender.
Pssst- low-carbers: You could mash these parsnips and they would be faux-mashed-potatoes!