Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Harvest! Heirloom French Breakfast Radishes

French Breakfast Radishes

     I love to garden and just had to share some of my first harvest of the season.  These are French Breakfast Radishes.  They are an heirloom radish that has a mild delicate flavor.  As a kid I never liked radishes.  My mom would slice them thinly and put them on really good,buttered toast with a little salt.  Maybe it is because I grew them myself or maybe my tastes have matured but I have to admit that I like them now.  I slice them and sprinkle them with a little sea or kosher salt or put them in a salad.  They have that wonderful crunch and the salt balances out that spiciness.  They are so easy to grow and are a wonderful vegetable to have your kids plant because they mature fast.  They take about a month before you can harvest. 

I would like to try roasting them with a little olive oil, garlic, and sea salt.  Anyone have any ideas or recipes to share??  Leave a comment at the bottom of the post and let me know! 

French Breakfast Radish with Kosher Salt 


Tina said...

I have seen radishes sliced thin and used on sandwiches. I'm going to give that a try when mine are ready to harvest. I wish I knew more ways to use them, as they are so fast, easy, and rewarding to grow. Also, you can find some very pretty color varieties

The Copper Pot said...

Yes, I was looking online for other varieties the other day and might just order some different seeds. Good idea, I love crunchy veggies on my sandwiches and wraps and usually put cucumbers but I might have to try the radishes too!