This is only kind of related - this was my first experience with parsnips! I bought them to try the recipe, had them in the bottom drawer of the fridge....and forgot about them. When I found them 2 months later, they still looked and felt fresh, so I used them and the mash was great! Apparently parsnip is a good storage vegetable so good to know - if you have it around in the fridge for a while, go for it!
The potato-parsnip mash was a hit, but one word of caution; it came out a bit too salty for my taste. I'd recommend a taste-test prior to adding the remaining 1/2 tsp salt the recipe calls for--you may find you don't need it.
Luckily I looked at the previous comments before trying this one! Sauting the onions (with a little garlic) was a great idea - added alot of falvor to the mashed potato-parsnip. I also broiled the steaks rather then frying - just a tad bit of steak seasoning. Made a great, simple dinner after a long day at work!
may I ask what spices you added?
Yum. The meat was good (I added more spices to be sure there was a good flavor). I think next time I'll saute the onions before putting them in the potatoes...