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Parsnip Fries with Lemon Caper Aioli

November 1, 2023

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I may just consider myself a fry expert and these parsnip fries are a HIT!

Parsnip Fries

I write this to you as we are warmly welcoming the cooler temps (finally), holiday season, and all the fun fall recipes. Speaking of fun fall recipes, these parsnip fries are such a fun twist on your traditional fry. Which I am not above, for the record…. but, would I be willing to try most things in fry form? Why yes, I absolutely would. Get me a sauce to dunk my fries in and I’m usually going to be a big fan. If you’re nodding your head, like yes- this sounds like me. I’m going to need you to try these parsnip fries and whip up some of this lemon caper aioli.

I used my air fryer for this recipe and it turned out so good! I’m sure you could bake it, but I love how crispy my air fryer made these fries! You can purchase the one I got by clicking the photo below!

Overwhelmed by making your own aioli?! Read below!

First, you shouldn’t be- Homemade mayo is a beautiful thing. Yes, Aioli is just a fancy word for grating a little bit of garlic into mayo. But if you’re like Brooke… I just don’t want to. Then, my beautiful people just take about 1/2-1 cup of store bought mayo, 2 tbsp of chopped capers, 1 grated garlic, and 3-4 tbsp of lemon juice and whip it up! Super easy! I include the homemade aioli recipe below!

Want more fall side recipes?! Check these out!

Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Salad

Maple Glazed Bacon and Brussels

Southwest Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Parsnip Fries with Lemon Caper Aioli

appetizer, side American
By Brooke Brice Serves: 3
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

The perfect fall appetizer, snack, side dish coming at you fast. These parsnip fries with a lemon caper aioli are such a fun way to eat some fries!


  • Parsnip fries:
  • 3 large Parsnips, peeled and cut into fry sized match sticks (think like a half of an inch wide and then 3-4 in long)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Neutral Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional: Shaved Parmesan and Chopped Parsley
  • Lemon Caper Aioli (if you don't want to make homemade- check out my note above using store-bought mayo):
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 cup Neutral Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Agave
  • 2 tbsp Capers, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper



Preheat Airfryer at 425 degrees. Toss peeled and cut parsnips and garlic in neutral oil and salt. I used avocado oil since it is a high-heat oil. Add parsnip fries to your air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes. Feel free to flip half-way through if you would like- You don't have to.


While the parsnip fries are cooking, in a small bowl add egg yolk, mustard, vinegar, agave, and whisk together. Slowly drizzle in oil while whisking. If it gets too thick you can add in a splash of water as needed. When all the oil has been added in. Add your chopped capers, chopped parsley, and Lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Once parsnip fries are done top with optional shaved parm and chopped parsley and dip in your beautiful lemon caper aioli. Enjoy immediately.


If you don't want to make your own mayo base for the aioli, I include instructions in my blog post sharing how to use store-bought mayo!

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