I like the taste of parsnips. I put it in chicken soup.
Most of it melts in the mouth but leaves behind unwanted texture.
I don't like the chewy, stringy roughage that comes with it.
Is there some way to purchase parsnips that won't have this?
Should I use turnips instead?
Parsnips with texture like that - especially after simmering in soup - are definitely OLD parsnips. If you're buying them from the supermarket, don't use the core of the vegetable, as that's nearly always very woody. Cut around it & you should be able to avoid the texture problem. Nice fresh young parsnips won't have that problem, but unfortunately you're not likely to find those at the supermarket. Farmers markets maybe, or grow your own.
Parsnips shouldn't have any more fiber present than a carrot.
i use white turnips-parsnip-celeriac in chicken soup
the best is parsley root( petrushka) if u can find it
When I bought these pasnips, they were really fat ones...next time I'll go with thinner ones and see if they're without the fibrous, woodiness that these were