Parnisp “French fries” Dexter's lunch

Mood music

I’m a huge fan of the TV series Dexter! Even if the last season wasn’t really a good one, the first one (and the 4th ^^), will stay in my mind forever! And what a feeling after seeing for the first time the opening sequence… those scenarists are so good, they manage to make us see everyday life things on a completely different way. I’m impressed, I admire :)

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the next season which has already started in US. For the occasion, Cooking Mumu made a great mise-en-scene which made me wanted to play with this theme too (while I’m waiting for the last episode being broadcast!!).

Today, I made you a quick lunch with a fried egg (as in the opening sequence), barbecue sauce and parsnip chips (not as in the opening sequence but I wanted to try it for a while and it fitted good with the all meal :p).

For a plate in Dexter’s way:

For the parsnip “French fries”
  • 2 middle sized parsnips
  • 1 tbs peanut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch a chili powder (it’s strong so I let you decide the quantity :D)
  • Salt
For the barbecue sauce
For the fried egg
  • I let you manage that ^^
Clean, peel and cut in long regular shapes the parsnips.

If pieces are not regular, the cook won’t be homogenous (which I find is actually better because there’s going to be some super crusty parts :p – so finally, don’t make regular pieces ^^ Anyway, I’m not sure that Dexter makes regular pieces of his victim’s bodies!).

In a salad bowl, mix oil and spices and add the parsnip pieces to it. Carefully mix for having pieces well coated by the spiced oil.


Put in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 200°C and turn the parsnip fries upside down at the half cooking time.

Prepare the barbecue sauce the day before and the fried egg 5 minutes before the end of the parsnip fries cooking time.


When parsnip fries are ready, (generously ♥) sprinkle with salt and eat while it’s warm!

And don’t forget to play with the sauce! We’re here for that, aren’t we?