Last week, I looked into the fridge and my heart sank. After making soup for three weeks I was out of everything, even onion… I had radishes and potatoes and little else. But then, a flash of genius. The heavens parted. Cherubs fluttered down holding gilded harps. I remembered a post on Pinterest about roasted radishes (here) and decided to go on an adventure.
I am not a lover of radishes, but as for many foods these days, I am teaching myself to like them. Here's the thing though, people. Roasting radishes turns them into a sweet juicy piece of heaven. I promise, this is worth trying.
- a bag of radishes, rinsed and pared
- an equal amount of small yellow potatoes, rinsed and pared
- a splash of olive oil
- fresh garlic, minced
- herbs and spices to taste
I put the radishes and potatoes in a bowl.
Then I added the garlic and spices that I was in the mood for (in this case: caraway seeds, black peppercorn, a touch of cumin seeds and salt).
I mixed it all up with a splash of olive oil and then poured everything into a pyrex.
The important part here is not to over crowd the pan so the radishes and potatoes can get that nice roasted colour and texture.
I roasted at 350 F for… well I can't say how long because I didn't check. I just used intuition: I roasted them until I could pierce them easily with a fork, and the colour was delightful.
In the future, I would serve this as a side dish with fowl.