Bread and Butter Radishes

January 23, 2011

Awhile back, I professed my newly discovered love of radishes. Lucky for me, this discovery preceded the purchase of my newest cookbook, I Know How To Cook, or else I might have skipped right over the tiny blurb about the simplest, yet most delicious way to eat radishes- with a bit of bread and butter. More specifically, you butter a slice of bread, smear on a generous helping of butter, and layer thinly sliced radishes on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and you’ve got yourself one tasty snack. It’s a simple, versatile treat that can be eaten whenever you fancy and whipped up at a moments notice. It’s inexpensive, fool-proof, and absolutely divine- a testament to the truth that simple food is often the best.

To make this dish, you’ll need a grand total of three ingredient: radishes, bread, and butter.

First, separate the radishes from the stems and cut off the squiggly roots.


Rinse well and slice thinly. Use a mandoline if you’ve got one. I don’t, so I just used my best knife skills (which, admittedly, could use some improvement).

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Butter a slice of bread. I chose a warm, crusty baguette, but I’m sure any bread would do the trick.


Wipe the drool off your chin and add a layer of radishes.


Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and dig in.


The radishes are crisp, refreshing, and slightly peppery. I could not get enough. I literally ate these until my stomach hurt. Next time, I’ll buy a smaller baguette.

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