Simple Air Fryer Parsnip Chips
These healthy Air Fryer Parsnip Chips are both crispy and chewy and oh so addictive! Move over potatoes…
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Why I love this Air Fryer Parsnip Chips recipe
This method to roast parsnips in the air fryer is so delicious and simple. And while parsnip fries may be more common in the air fryer, I prefer these parsnip chips even more! They are:
Chewy & Sweet…almost like candy!
What are Parsnips?
Parsnips are a cream-colored root vegetable that resemble large white carrots. Raw they are similar in consistency to a carrot; cooked they are more starchy, similar to yuca, or like a cross between a carrot and potato in texture.
Parsnips have a delicious, unique taste: earthy, nutty, and sweet…even a bit peppery.
They are also quite nutrient-dense. Parsnips are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins (C & K), and minerals (folate & magnesium).
How to Make Air Fryer Parsnip Crisps
The method is simple. First, clean and cut parsnips into chips (with a sharp knife or mandolin).
Next, add oil, salt, and spices.
Air fry parsnips at 375, shaking basket every few minutes.
Serve parsnip chips alongside a burger or sandwich, just like you would potato chips.
Or, eat them all alone as a snack (my favorite!).
Optional equipment includes a mandolin. There are so many mandolins on the market these days that will do the job well and make it easier and faster to prepare those parsnip chips! The key is to make sure that you use a special glove to stay safe (trust me!!!).
Store in air tight container in refrigerator. To reheat, throw back in air fryer for 2-3 minutes.
I would not freeze these air fryer parsnip chips.
Carrots, especially white carrots, are a good substitute for parsnips. Turnips, potatoes, celery root, and kohlrabi can also be used in place of parsnips.
You do not need to peel parsnips before air frying them. In fact, the skin adds to the crispy texture.
Set the air fryer to 375 degrees to make parsnip chips.
Yes, parsnips can be air fried raw.
If you are avoiding oil, you can air fry parsnips without it. Chips will be less crispy but just as tasty!
For more air fryer recipes, check out:
- Perfect Air Fryer Sunchokes
- Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
- Air Fryer Parsnip Crisps
- Amazing Air Fryer Fennel
- Plain & Simple Air Fryer Tofu
- Trader Joe’s Air Fryer Vegan Food
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Air Fryer Parsnip Chips
- sharp knife or mandolin
- 4-5 large parsnips about 5 cups once cut in chips
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin optional
- Clean parsnips. Then carefully cut them into about 3 mm chips with either a sharp knife or a mandolin.
- Place raw chips in bowl. Add oil, salt, and spices. Mix to spread seasoning evenly.
- Place parsnip chips in air fryer (*see NOTES below). They will overlap (pending your style of air fryer), and that is okay! You will shake the basket throughout to move around.
- Air fry parsnip chips at 375 degrees for 14-17 minutes. Be sure to stop the fryer every 3-4 minutes to shake the basket and mix the parsnips to ensure even cooking. NOTE: If using a toaster oven air fryer that allows for less overlap of chips, cook time may be less. Flip the chips at about the 4 minute mark, and be sure to check for doneness every 3-4 minutes.
- As you check for doneness, remove chips that are darker/done, allowing more space for remaining chips.
- Once out of air fryer, parsnip chips will continue to get a bit crispier if they are spread out on a flat surface and not overlapping for another 1-2 minutes.
- Enjoy these crispy, chewy parnsips while still warm. Serve alone or with dip of choice.