Sauteed Radishes

So I came across this while perusing Epicurious on my phone (Yes I love food so much that I look up recipes for fun.). The full recipe was for sauteed mustard chicken and sauteed radishes. I made the whole recipe cause I love mustard and never thought to cook radishes. the mustard chicken turned out good. It was colorful and delicious. I should have cooked it alittle longer to make it more tender but we were both hungry so it was a little tougher than I like. The taste was good. The sauteed radish part was new and interesting to me.

I will be completely honest. I do not like raw radishes. I think they taste like peppery raw potatoes which makes me gag a little bit. I have never understood how people can eat slices of raw potato. Ew. Anyways, I digress.

Cooked radishes taste a lot like a mixture of potato and a hint of squash. they loose a lot of the white color as the reddish color of the skins permeates the rest of the vegetable.

I found that in the end of it all, I still do not like radishes. They left a chalky film on my teeth which I hated and it made my stomach feel weird.

This was the recipe I used but didn’t realize that I could eat the greens so I didn’t cook them.

4 bunches radishes, washed & quartered
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
salt

1 Heat butter in fry pan.
2 Add radishes and salt.
3 Saute until crispy.

2 Comments

  1. amber said,

    March 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    hooray! i like radishes somewhat, so i am curious to try this. was it the radish greens that you were supposed to cook and eat?! i didn’t know they were edible either!

    • hgijanto said,

      March 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Yes, radish greens are apparently edible so you can cook the entire thing. You cook the radishes first, set aside then cook the greens then throw them both together to warm the radishes before serving. I recommend a slightly vinegary sauce to go with them. try them with and without and let me know what you think.


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