Carrot and Parsnip Puree with Crispy Sage

From Lunds and Byerly’s Real Food, Fall 2010
Serves 8

2 pounds carrots
2 pounds parsnips
4 cups whole milk
4 large garlic cloves, peeled
16 large sage leaves
¼ cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Peel carrots and parsnips and cut into ½-inch pieces. Place in large saucepan. Add milk (it will not cover veggies), garlic cloves, 4 torn sage leaves, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, place cover askew, and simmer 25 minutes until the veggies are very soft. Drain, reserving liquid.

Put veggies in a food processor; process until very smooth, adding cooking liquid as needed to make a thick and creamy puree. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to large saucepan to reheat.

Heat oil in small skillet until hot. Add remaining sage leaves and fry 1 minute until crisp; drain on paper towel. Sprinkle sage with salt and serve atop puree.

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