Acid Reflux Diet Recipes: Sides: Crispy Parsnip Fries

Jul 9, 2015

The high oil content of deep fried traditional chips or fries can result in a lot of acid reflux symptoms for many people, but those crispy, golden fries can be so hard to resist! Luckily, on an acid reflux diet you can enjoy something just as tempting – but far less likely to cause any discomfort after eating. Read on for a great twist on this classic favourite.

Crispy Parsnip Fries

These golden, crispy parsnip fries have all the tantalising crunch and satisfying flavour of traditional fries – but being oven cooked, they have a far lower oil content, which means that they will not be likely to trigger any acid reflux symptoms.

Easy to make, they can be prepared just before a meal, or even as a snack when you’ve got a craving! Remember that these do tend to get soggy when left overnight, so enjoy them while they’re fresh.


 –       2 large parsnips (450g)

–       ¼ tsp salt

–       ¼ tsp dried rosemary flakes

–       fresh ground black pepper

–       olive oil cooking spray

–       cold water and ice cubes


  1. Wash and peel the parsnips, removing the tops. Cut them into chunks, the size and length of traditional fries.
  2. Place them in a bowl of water with the ice cubes, and soak. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade.
  3. Drain the parsnips and pat them down with kitchen towel until they are dry. Place them in a bowl and add seasoning. Toss them well until they are evenly coated.
  4. Place them on a non-stick baking tray and space them evenly. Spray lightly with the cooking oil spray.
  5. Bake for around 20-30 minutes, turning at intervals of 10 minutes to ensure they are evenly cooked.
  6. Serve immediately.

For more specialist dietary information please see our acid reflux diet page.

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