Fried Radishes: The Best Way To Eat ‘Em

Fried Radishes: The Best Way To Eat ‘Em

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I think radishes are beautiful.The pop of color pushing out of the ground? Always makes me smile.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes is Fried! - A Farmish Kind of Life

And here in Minnesota, radishes are exciting because they’re generally one of the first vegetables we get to harvest.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes is Fried! - A Farmish Kind of Life

But I never liked to eat radishes until someone suggested to me that I should fry them.

Fried radishes. Can you even do that?

Well, sure. Pick your radishes…

The Best Way to Eat Radishes is Fried! - A Farmish Kind of Life

…and give them a good bath.

Next, cut them into thin slices, as you would if you were frying potatoes.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes it to Fry Them! - A Farmish Kind of Life

Heat up your skillet on medium (I love my cast iron skillet – just like this one!) and toss in a bit of your favorite oil/fat/lard. In this particular instance, I used 2 tablespoons of oil for about 5 cups of sliced radishes.

When both the pan and oil are hot, toss in your sliced radishes. Stir them around.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes it to Fry Them! - A Farmish Kind of Life

Experiment with seasoning. I like freshly ground black pepper and some garlic salt. You could also toss in some onion or diced peppers, or any other of your favorite veggies.

If you have a cover for your skillet, use it – it will cut down the cooking time. I stir the radishes around every 5-7 minutes or so. I like my radishes fried until they’re getting towards that caramelized-ish state, which takes a good half hour on medium heat.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes it to Fry Them! - A Farmish Kind of Life

Slap those fried radishes on your plate.

The Best Way to Eat Radishes is to Fry Them! - A Farmish Kind of Life

Side note: Doesn’t it look like a plate of curly bacon?

Fried radishes are much more mild than their raw counterparts. I’m glad I’ve found a way to enjoy these gorgeous, colorful veggies. You should definitely give them a try!

The Best Way to Eat Radishes? Fry Them! - A Farmish Kind of Life

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6 thoughts on “Fried Radishes: The Best Way To Eat ‘Em”

  • I just discovered fried radishes a few years ago, when a friend mentioned she liked sauteed “breakfast radishes.” I add them to stir fries a lot. I think they’re especially nice fried in butter too, but isn’t everything? 🙂

    I just wandered in from the Homestead Blogger Network and it was nice to see a fellow Minnesotan (we’re in SW MN). Off to go explore now!

  • I thought I didn’t like radishes. I grew them last year and just wasn’t a fan. But we were also in the middle of a drought, I left the radishes in the ground a little too long, and then they sat in my fridge for quite a few days. Needless to say, there was a lot going against them. I still had seed left and decided to give them one more try this year, but this time they were well-watered, picked young, and eaten fresh. I grated them instead of slicing them, but oh my — fried is good! Radishes aren’t going to be in my top 3 veggies, but I’m at least a radish-liker now. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  • I wasn’t a big fan of radishes for the longest time, but I’ve grown them for years as a trap crop to deter flea beetles from my squashes and cucumbers. Well I decided this year that since radishes are so darn easy to grow, and they mature so quickly, it was foolish to not eat them too. I still don’t care too much to just snack on a radish raw, but I have grown accustomed to having them in a salad, and we tried them oven-roasted (they were like a watery turnip and not hot at all).. This will be the next way we try eating radishes! Thanks for sharing!!!

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