Corny name for a substantial snack, I know, but I was struggling to give these spicy morsels a name. Originally I was going to call them 'Parsnip Balls of Fire', but its a mouthful, then 'Parsnip Bombs' crossed my mind as they reminded me of the Green Seed Bombs, however D suggested that the oblong egg shapes looked more like hand grenades, hence the final chosen name: 'Parsnip Grenades', albeit edible ones.
Parsnip Samosa and instead of ditching it, I stated thinking of frugal ways to use it up. I remembered the thought of making some Parsnip Arancini aka risotto balls with some left Parsnip Risotto, I also remembered visiting Henderson in Edinburgh and looking in their food counter at one of the mightiest deep fried croquettes I had ever seen. So with these memories buzzing in my head, I thought I'd create some spicy parsnip rissoles. However the spicy mashed parsnip filling was a little sloppy; to this I decided to add some cooked brown rice. I didn't need to add any eggs to hold or bind the ingredients together, as the sticky mushiness of the parsnips worked its magic here. All I had to do was tweak and adjust the seasoning, in this case salt and then shape the mixture between the palm of my hands.
From shaping them into round balls, I found myself moulding them into large teardrops. I coated them in a little beaten egg and then dipped them in breadcrumbs and they were ready to be deep fried.