This recipe is a richly textured and full flavoured healthy replacement to mashed potatoes. Get your family hooked on this soul food and their bodies will be happy
In a large pot combine parsnips, milk, butter, salt and pepper. If the pot is too small then the milk will boil over repeatedly and make a big mess of your stove top.
Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and then reduce heat to low. Cook until parsnips are very soft.
Now remove from the stove and strain off the milk but make sure to save it. Add the parsnips to a food processor and puree for 30 seconds or so.
With the food processor running, slowly add some of the milk to the parsnips until you have a nice thick and smooth consistency. Discard any left over milk. **If you do not have a food processor, you can use a hand or countertop blender or even a potato masher. Just remember to get it as smooth as possible before adding the milk and then add only as much milk as necessary to get it smooth.**
Serve in place of mashed potatoes at any meal or use as a snack.
Sauté ¼ cup of chopped onion and 1 tablespoon chopped garlic until the onions are translucent and then add all the ingredients in step 1 to the pot with the onions and garlic. This will add an extra touch of gourmet to the puree.
Garnish with some chopped parsley or cilantro for a fresh boost.