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tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 04:24 PM

It occurs to me I only ever eat radishes raw; seems the vast amount of recipes for them don't involve cooking either (e.g. salads).

How have you cooked/eaten radishes? Any great dishes I'm just blanking on?

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    mlgb Jul 22, 2009 04:22 PM

    Madhur Jaffrey has a recipe in Taste of India that is excellent, using the radishes and their leaves together, chopped, and stir-fried/simmered with chiles, coriander, cumin and turmeric.

    Her comment is that it was traditionally made with white radishes in Uttar Pradesh.

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    1. re: mlgb
      tatamagouche Jul 22, 2009 08:20 PM

      Jaffrey's the bomb. If I may. Thanks for the heads up.

    2. JungMann Jul 22, 2009 07:56 AM

      I saw a blog recipe for a tortilla espanola made with radishes instead of potatoes. Apparently once cooked they closely resemble potatoes with a slightly pepper bite.

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        FrankDrakman Jul 21, 2009 09:55 AM

        Until I saw this thread, I actually never thought of cooking radishes! Have to try some of these ideas.

        But one way I really like raw radishes is sliced and served along side burgers or hot dogs instead of potato chips. Still crunchy, hardly any salt, and no fat.

        1. foxy fairy Jul 21, 2009 09:20 AM

          Yes, braised! I was so surprised that I just really enjoyed radishes when braised. I forgot about that! I used the guidelines in Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

          We had a garden with radishes when I was little, and I was never very excited about them. That changed when I tried the braised radishes. mmm.

          1. LNG212 Jul 19, 2009 04:50 PM

            Lots of great recipes in this recent thread called "radishes are in season, now what" --

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              tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 06:22 PM

              Braised! Who'd've thunk! What a great thread.

              As for pickled, that just slipped my mind—love pickled radish

              1. re: tatamagouche
                LNG212 Jul 19, 2009 08:03 PM

                I never would have thought either. I ended up making carmelized radish pizza and it was really good. I love learning new things on this site.

                1. re: tatamagouche
                  Wahooty Jul 19, 2009 08:09 PM

                  And in a similar vein, grilled. Put them in foil with some butter and seasonings...oh holy God are they good.

                2. re: LNG212
                  coney with everything Jul 20, 2009 09:59 AM

                  I use a recipe from James Peterson's cookbook "Vegetables" (very good reference, BTW). Braise them in beef broth and a bit of sugar till radishes are tender and broth has cooked down to a glaze. Season to taste. VERY good.

                3. Scrapironchef Jul 19, 2009 04:28 PM

                  My MIL used to cook (boil) radishes when my wife was a kid, to his day I can't get her to even look at one raw or cooked.

                  Daikon show up cooked in Japanese cuisine, most notably in Oden. After trying it I can understand my wife better.

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                  1. re: Scrapironchef
                    paulj Jul 19, 2009 10:31 PM

                    I just tried a Korean daikon, which is fatter and squatter than the Japanese. It is also sharper, more like the small Western ones.

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