These parsnip rostis make for a perfect addition your breakfast rotation. Photo / Babiche Martens

Delightfully Simple Parsnip Rostis

We like to top ours with baby spinach, fried egg and a sprinkling of basil

You will be surprised how the strong flavour of parsnips is subdued by cooking them this way. Rostis are a great way to introduce parsnip to those ready to dismiss the versatile vegetable.

Makes 6

3 cups peeled and grated parsnip
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 eggs
1 Tbsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp cornflour
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil

To Serve
120g baby spinach, wilted
6 fried eggs
Basil leaves

1. Place the grated parsnip, garlic, eggs, zest, cornflour, cumin and salt into a large bowl, combining well.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Place 3 x half cups of mixture into the pan to form the rostis. You can use a greased 8cm egg ring or go more rustic in your look. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes until golden underneath, then flip for a further 3 or 4 minutes. Do the same for the remaining 3.

3. Serve with wilted spinach and top with a fried egg and basil.

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