Preparation / Directions:
Halve parsnips and carrots by cutting crosswise, then cut each half lengthwise in half. (Cut any large pieces in half again lengthwise.) Cut beets, celery root, and onions into 11/2" thick wedges. Place all vegetables in a 11x17" roasting pan. Add 1/4 cup oil and mix well. Bake 400F oven until vegetables are well browned and tender when pierced, about 1 1/2 hrs; stir occasionally. Cool to room temp. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day. Bring to room temp. before serving. Carrot Vinaigrette. Mix together 1 tbsp. of remaining oil, carrot juice, curry powder, mustard, and rice vinegar. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day.
Fried Horseradish. Heat remaining olive oil to 350F in 2-3 qt. pan on medium heat-high heat; maintain heat. Add 1/3 of the horseradish shreds; cook until golden brown and crisp, 25-35 sec. Remove with a slotted spoon ; drain on paper towel. repeat to cook remaining horseradish. season with salt and pepper. If making ahead, cool completely, wrap airtight, and store at room temp. up to 6 hrs.
To assemble the salad, pour vinaigrette onto a large flat serving platter or into a large bowl. Arrange roasted vegetables decoratively over it. Sprinkle with horseradish.
From Sunset Magazine. Serves 6-8.