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Apr 28, 2009 05:54 PM

Radishes... what to do w/ them?

Recently, a friend told me about a snack she had while in France. It was crusty bread slathered w/ butter and topped w/ thinly sliced radishes, s&p. This sounded so appetizing I couldn't stand it. She told me that radishes were ridiculously easy to grow and I should try it. Well, that got me going and next thing I knew my husband had created an amazing container garden for me (I live in NC and we have red clay). We planted many things, including radishes which I started from seed.

This is my first attempt at a vegetable garden - wish me luck. But I got to thinking... besides salads, what will I do with this soon-to-be abundance of radishes???

Suggestions, recipes, etc. area all much appreciated! :)

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  1. We ordered posole the other day and along with other condiments, it had sliced radishes. I loved that.

    1. We just had a thread about radishes, but there are hundreds of recipes. I make slaws, I saute them, fried, add to other vegetables.

      (Here is a bunch of radish recipes


      I saute with butter, cucumbers radishes tomatoes and onions, I fry them for on top of soups and salads, sliced with jicama, cucumber and a creamy honey sour cream, a cucumber dill cream dressing with radish and onions, potato salads are great, pasta salads, chick peas green peas radish cucumber and red pepper, a fennel radish and orange salad with mint, one with goat cheese, cucumber and shredded radish.

      TONS of radish uses.

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        1. re: c oliver

          I wish I could, I know it was about radishes, but I searched and it doesn't come up. It was just last month I know. I have problems with searches, some boards come up ... some don't it seems. I would love to post it. If you can find it please do.

          Does anyone else have search problems, sometimes it works great and other times it seems I can't find things.

          1. re: kchurchill5

            The search function isn't great these days, but if you do a search on a particular board, and then sort by relevance, you can usually come up with the threads you are seeking.

            1. re: MMRuth

              I saw that suggestion of yours before and it helped alot. Thanks.

              1. re: c oliver

                Thanks, I'll try searching again MMRuth. Wish I could find it. Maybe just my searching technique :)

                Just seems like it doesn't work well.

                Anyways, I do love radishes, growing up north we had more than we could eat so it was always fun. Me growing up ... I just went to the garden usually picked a basket of rhubard, peas, carrots and radishes. Went to the hose rinsed and lets just say not much made it back to the house. Peas were the first to go, radishes second :)

        2. re: kchurchill5

          I was a good 'hound and searched before I started this thread and I couldn't find anything.

          1. re: lynnlato

            Don't worry I went back and couldn't find it either. I know something was there, I tried too. Sometimes I get frustrated with the search feature. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't.

            1. re: lynnlato


              Is this it? If so, odd, I found it in a NY minute using MMRuth's suggestion of sorting by relevance. I also limited by the last year. It was the second one on the list.

              1. re: c oliver

                Thanks CO. I don't know if this is the one she was referencing but it has some great ideas too.

                1. re: lynnlato

                  Always a pleasure doin' bidness with ya, ll.

                  1. re: lynnlato

                    I tried to find it but only tried once, Very inconsistent searching methods it seems.

                  2. re: c oliver

                    Yes, and I did try MMRuth's sorting by relevance and limited it to 1 yr. Wasn't there when I first did it. Second time it showed right up.

                    However I did another search on the Beer list and same result, third time was a charm. Same search criteria, but the third time it came up.

                    I was pretty sure I did it right but seems to be inconsistent. But thank, that is the thread.

              2. Don't forget you can also eat the greens!

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                1. re: DeppityDawg

                  Yep. The tops are great puréed in soup (onion, potato, a little carrot, chicken broth, a splash of cream).

                2. Paper thin radishes I have found as a great topping to some creamed soups. I like the texture plus the tang and coolness again a hot soup.

                  Also sandwiches, boursin, cucumber, onion and radishes, salmon cucumber and radishes, roast beef radishes, thin red onions arugula, and hundreds of other combinations.

                  1. Many years ago, I took a Chinese cooking class in which the instructor marinated slided radishes in a solution of white vinegar and sugar. They are quite delicious as a side dish or in a salad.

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                    1. re: RGC1982

                      Absolutely that is a great way, a little dill is great with that.

                      1. re: kchurchill5

                        or mint. Mark Bittman had a simple recipe in which I've made a couple times-- no oil so very light and healthy


                        1. re: DGresh

                          THAT sounds delicious - this is a definite keeper. Thanks!