Quick post, folks– not even a great picture to showcase on this one, as it was kind of an unplanned post. I’ve been hearing all about “radish browns,” “radish potatoes” and “radish home fries,” so I decided to give them a whirl. This is my preparation method. So, how’d they turn out?
Great, in all honesty. You might be wondering if radish home fries make a great substitute for potatoes, seeing as to how they have that distinct peppery flavor when raw. I am happy to say that the snappy bite goes completely away with cooking. Honestly–there wasn’t even a hint of it. In fact, the flavor of the radishes was completely neutral–much in the way that potatoes are.
You might also be wondering if these babies crisp up like regular hash browns. Unfortunately, the answer is no. They do brown up and get that nice toasty flavor, but there isn’t a hint of crispness at all– which isn’t really surprising, given the fact that there’s no starch to brown. All in all, though, these radish home fries are very tasty. They do taste like hash browns, all be it a little bit softer in texture.
A food processor is the best way to shred your radishes. You’ll need the shredding blade; the one that looks similar to a cheese grater. If you don’t have that, you might be able to slice these paper thin and get a favorable result. I actually found shredded radishes at my local grocery store in the cut vegetable section of the store, so that was a nice surprise. Check around– you might be able to find them pre-shredded as well.