Parsnips are sometimes called white carrots, and look as though they should be.
- 3 cups peeled and sliced parsnips (about ¼ inch thick)
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix together all the ingredients and place in a small ovenproof dish.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is well browned and the parsnips are tender. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Can All Vegetables Go in a Gratin?
Vegetables that do well in a gratin are sturdy and starchy vegetables such as turnips, winter squash, potatoes, carrots, and the like. The starch helps thicken the cream as well as to hold the gratin together. Experiment with different vegetables and herbs to come up with your own signature gratin.