As far as taste goes, a parsnip is sweeter than a carrot but when baked it gets a very distinct nutty flavor. A parsnip can be eaten raw, baked, roasted, fried or steamed. They taste delicious in soups and casseroles and they add a very rich flavor to whatever dish you put them in.
|Fresh from the garden parsnips.|
|Sliced parsnips on the dehydrator tray|
Once they are completely dehydrated, store in a baggie or mason jar. To use, soak them for about 45 minutes in really hot water. You can then throw them into a soup, casserole, or even mash them up as you would make mashed potatoes but instead make mashed parsnips (which really are quite yummy).