Caramelized Bacon and Pine Nut Parsnips

cook 20 mins
Tags: Quick eats
  • 625 g (1 lb 6 oz) parsnips, scrubbed or peeled
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 175 g (6 oz) diced bacon
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 50 g (2 oz) pine nuts
  • 5 tablespoons chopped thyme leaves
  • Cut the parsnips in half widthways, then cut the chunky tops into quarters lengthways and the slim bottom halves in half lengthways.
  • Heat the butter in a large wok or frying pan, add the bacon and parsnips and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes, turning and tossing occasionally, until the parsnips are golden and softened and the bacon is crisp.
  • Add the caster sugar and pine nuts and cook for a further 2–3 minutes until lightly caramelized. Toss with the thyme and serve.
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