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MIss G Oct 3, 2006 12:49 AM

Are these edible like beet greens and how do you cook them? Thanks

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  1. Will Owen Oct 3, 2006 01:39 AM

    I've not heard of cooking them, just washing them (assuming they need it) and adding them to a salad, as they have a nice peppery taste.

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      noahbirnel Oct 3, 2006 02:20 AM

      I've put them in soups, not as a main ingredient but just a filler. They're usually a little on the stringy side, so cutting into narrow strips is good.

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        Sharuf Oct 3, 2006 08:04 AM

        I cooked the greens from a daikon. It was just OK, not in the same league as marvelous beet greens.

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          serious Oct 3, 2006 09:07 AM

          I don't think there is much use in trying anything with radish greens..but if you are growing your own radishes - let them go to
          seed and the wonderful peppery pods that appear are delicious in salad.

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            Kagey Oct 3, 2006 10:44 AM

            In the Daily Soup cookbook, there is a recipe for white bean and chorizo soup that uses the radish greens---but not the radishes! It's a gorgeous soup.

            1. TexasToast Oct 3, 2006 10:51 AM

              I've never cooked with them, but have used them in salads as a garnish.

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              1. Infomaniac Oct 3, 2006 12:29 PM

                A Japanese coworker turned me on to pickling them.

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                  serious Oct 3, 2006 12:42 PM

                  If you google radish greens you'll see many options and I'm rethinking my position.

                  1. rworange Oct 3, 2006 03:03 PM

                    I got into radishes a few years back because there were so many varieties and they looked so pretty. Here's my post about it with recipes for radish greens

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                    In there, as far as radish greens:

                    PICKLED RADISH GREENS (really good

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                    RAW RADISH GREENS MIXED WITH GREEN SALAD, PINE NUTS, CHICKEN AND ORANGE SLICES

                    SAUTÉED OR BRAISED RADISH GREENS (tasted like spinach this way)

                    RADISH WITH RADISH GREENS

                    You can also freeze the greens like spinach for later use.

                    As for the radishes themselves, try them roasted. They are delicious this way (but lose color).

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                    1. re: rworange
                      Infomaniac Oct 4, 2006 01:48 AM

                      I took your advise and tried roasting some radishes, and they were really good. Thanks

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                      melty1 Jul 7, 2010 06:50 AM

                      Yes, they are delicious when sauteed with olive oile, garlic and onion. Watch them close, though, they cook quicky.

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