"UFO"……..Unidentified Food Object…..

This mystery vegetable is a cousin of the carrot and has a stronger taste.    It is pale in color and has significantly more vitamins and minerals than the carrot.  It also offers a significant amount of dietary fiber.    If you guessed Parsnip, you’re correct.    I believe this vegetable is best oven roasted.  The natural sugars caramelize to make for a tender, sweet, excellent side dish to most any roasted meat or chicken.    It is also very good cut into chunks and adds heartiness to soups.  It’s a good alternative to potatoes.   Simply peel, cut into even slices as shown, toss with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roast in a preheated 375′ oven for 10 minutes, give a turn, and roast another 5-8 minutes.  Simple, delicious, and nutrutious.  Enjoy!