This is how Mom used to cook parsnips, glazed in a cast iron frying pan. It is still my favourite way to eat them.
Parsnips have a flavour that is so different from any other root veg, sweet and earthy. They’re an old historic vegetable, used as both a sweetener and sustenance. They add depth to mixed vegetable dishes, such as roasted roots or a good bordelaise mirepoix.