Shake up your side dish options with Crispy Garlic Radishes. Usually a bit on the pungent side, radishes become sweet when roasted. The addition of olive oil and garlic make them a great way to add new vegetables to your dinner plate!
One of my hubby’s favorite vegetables is radishes. I have never really liked them because their taste is soooo strong. They have a peppery, bitter taste that can be so overpowering that they wipe out the taste of anything else much like extra-hot hot sauce.
Recently, I am starting to like using them in my salads like this Crispy Celery Slaw that is a new twist on traditional coleslaw. I really like using arugula in my salads because it has the same characteristic taste, but my local grocery store doesn’t always carry arugula. But they do carry RADISHES!
In a quest to make a cool side dish while messing around in the kitchen, I recently threw some radishes in the oven while I was roasting some beets.
I wrapped them in a separate foil pouch as they are smaller and don’t take as long to cook through. The time the radishes spent in the oven tempered their bite and brought out their internal sweetness! Who knew that radishes could be sweet?
These look like red potatoes and can fool anyone if they are not really paying attention. I bet you can fool your kids and they will love them as well! The addition of some olive oil allows the outside of the radish to get crispy while roasting in the oven. The garlic adds another layer of flavor that compliments the radishes so perfectly.
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When you are roasting your radishes, make sure to line the baking sheet with foil, spray with non-stick spray. Even though you are using olive oil, still spray. And don’t mess with them too much.
I find that when you let them sit on the baking sheet, the edges that are face down get so crispy and the non-stick spray keeps them from sticking. It really has only one job.
I also use a restaurant grade aluminum baking sheet. I snagged about 10 of them at a restaurant auction for cheap and they really are the best. They heat evenly and last forever. I am not getting compensated for telling you this, I just really believe that good equipment gives you the best and most consistent results.
These make a great side dish but you can also eat them like French fries and they are totally Paleo and Whole 30 compliant. No more boring diet food!
- 1 bag radishes (1 lb)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
- Cut the radishes in quarters.
- Toss in olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, salt, and pepper.
- Roast at 400F for 25 minutes.
- When fork tender, turn broiler to high.
- Broil for 2 minutes or until crispy.
- Toss with parsley and serve warm!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 530mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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