Parsnips Wrapped in Pancetta

Christmas in July

Pancetta wrapped parsnips are a great Christmas dinner or dinner party side dish. I think that you could pretty much wrap any food in pancetta or bacon and it would benefit enormously. Parsnips are ever present now that it is winter and par boiling them adds a nice texture to them so that they aren't too woody.

Parsnips Wrapped in Pancetta

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • 500g/1.1lb. parsnips
  • 200g/7ozs. pancetta slices (I tried it with prosciutto too but preferred pancetta)
  • A little olive oil to drizzle

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Slice parsnips into batons. Parboil parsnips until becoming tender (this only takes a couple of minutes). Wrap a bundle of parsnips in a slice of pancetta and drizzle with a little oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crisped up.

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