Radish Home Fries

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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.

Radish Home Fries

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Radish Home Fries

Makes 2 servings. 3g net carbs per serving.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. (approx.) shredded red radishes (the kind used in salads--about 12 radishes)
  • 1/4 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T dried parsley (or 3T fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in radishes, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir fry the mixture and evenly coat everything in the seasonings.
  3. Fry the mixture, stirring frequently, on high heat for about 10 minutes, or until the radishes are tender. Sprinkle in the parsley.
  4. Continue to cook the mixture for another 3-5 minutes, leaving the radishes in place so they brown slightly on the bottom, then stir once more.
  5. Remove radishes and serve.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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