Delectable parsnips

Serves 8-10


  • 500g of parsnips, peeled and halved (quarter them if they're massive)

  • 1 heaped tbsp of goose fat (for an animal fat, it's high in monounsaturated fat!)

  • 1 tbsp of plain flour 

  • 2 big squeezes of runny honey


  • Heat the oven to 180 fan and heat the goose fat in a big roasting pan.

  • In a big pan of water, bring the parsnips up to the boil and cook for 6 minutes. Then drain and leave until all the steam has gone. 

  • Put the parsnipa back into the saucepan and sprinkle over the flour, pour over the honey and toss with the lid on. 

  • Bring the hot goose fat pan out of the oven and place on the hob. Switch on to a moderate heat.

  • Carefully plonk the parsnips into the hot oil and then tilt the pan to spoon oil all over them so they're coated. I like to lay them so the largest side is down on the bottom of the pan.

  • Put in the oven and roast for 30-45 minutes.

  • Serve and enjoy!