Monday, June 6, 2011

Pan-Fried Radishes

I have a confession to make.  I love, and I mean love, potatoes.  I've had not problems living without bread, pasta, etc.  Now potatoes...that's a different story.  But the thing is, although I don't actually have a real problem with potatoes (I know - call the Paleo police!), they don't really like me.  Kid you not, they go straight to my hips.  So, for the most part, potatoes are out.  

I think I've found a new love, however, in the form of pan-fried radishes.  I'd never really thought much about the lowly radish, and truth be known, had only ever had them in a salad.  Not sure what possessed me to cook them.  Not that I've tried them, they've fast become a favorite.  The only challenge -- they do take a bit to cook.
  • 2-4 bunches radishes
  • Ghee or other appropriate fat
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Wash, trim, and cube radishes.  [I like mine in quarters to speed up the cooking time.]
  2. Heat a pot of water and par-boil radishes.  [This is super-duper quick in a pressure cooker!]
  3. Drain radishes well.
  4. Meanwhile, heat ghee or other appropriate fat in large skillet.
  5. Add radishes, a little salt, and a little cayenne pepper.  Cook until softened and browned to your liking.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy.


  1. Okay I'm going to try this out of desperation because we're overrun with radishes right now from the garden.

  2. I cooked radishes for the fist time last night and just loved them! A new found love <3

    Then I found this recips and look forward to trying it. Adding radishes to stew/soups would be yummy.

    Thank you!!

  3. First recipe that came up when I googled "radish paleo recipe" and it was exactly what I was looking for! Going to do this tonight.

  4. You know what, I did the exact same thing @Gina-Marie! I have an abundant supply of radishes from our local farmers market, and this is exactly what I was looking for also! Yay for googling "paleo radish recipes"

  5. Thank you so much for posting this! There were radishes in our co-op basket this week and I have never liked radishes, but I didn't want them to go to waste. I loved them prepared like this. Definitely a go to when the fried potato cravings come. : )

  6. This sounds really yummy! I'm going to try it tonight. I would never have thought this one up on my own and I'm usually pretty creative! :)

  7. How long to parboil? how long to sautee? I wanna try this with the radishes I just got in my food box.