When to Buy/In Season:
How to Select:
Look for: smooth, firm, well-shaped parsnips, of medium size. Avoid any large, coarse roots or ones with gray or soft spots
Organic fans believe the flavor of the parsnip is better if unpeeled; conventionally grown parsnips should be peeled before eating.
How to Store:
Store: refrigerate for up to 2 weeks
To Freeze from fresh:
Preparation: Peel and dice.
Blanch: Blanch 2 minutes, chill in iced water for 2 minutes, spread on a tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Pack into freezer bags, remove air, label and seal.
Freeze: (0F) up to six months
Photo Source: Bruno Girin