Parsnips-Vous Francais Burger
These French-themed sliders come with a slide of parsnip fries! I’ve actually never had parsnips before, and was very curious to try them. Turns out they’re pretty good!
The first thing I did was peel, core, and chop up the parsnips into fries. These are tossed with herbs and olive oil before going in the oven.
For the “bleu cheese aioli,” the bleu cheese and mayo can either be melted together over the stove or simply mixed together cold (with the blue cheese being crumbled beforehand). I was in a bit of a rush to beat the baby waking up so I simply mixed cold.
The ground beef is formed into sliders, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked to your liking. While they cooked, the baguette is sliced for the “buns.” Half the slices have the aioli spread on them, and the other half have dijon mustard spread on.
Once everything’s ready, the burger is placed on the dijon mustard halves. There’s supposed to be alfalfa sprouts on next but they weren’t available at our grocery store or on Amazon Fresh so I passed on that ingredient. It would have been a good addition though, and added some green! And then finally the aioli bun is placed on top, and the parsnip fries are served on the side.
This was really good, but the bleu cheese was a bit too strong for me. My husband, however, loved this and gave it 10/10. The parsnip fries were surprisingly good, especially considering they had lavender on there! The flavor was very unique, but they are still not a favorite and I probably wouldn’t make them again.
Nothing too tricky about this one! Just some chopping, spreading, and shaping / cooking the burgers.
You’ll need parsnips, herbes de Provence, dried lavender, bleu cheese, mayo, ground beef, baguette, Dijon mustard, and alfalfa sprouts. This recipe gets a little more expensive if you need to purchase the herbs too.