What to do with radishes?

New Orleans, LA –

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute Are you stumped when you see radishes with their frilly leaves and crisply red roots? Am I right? They look great but you're too intimidated to prepare them? Here are three simple ways to fall in love with radishes:

First, soak them in salty water in the fridge. Not only do they get super crisp, but they pucker up - especially if you remove the leaves and score the top. Second, slice thinly and then place atop a cracker or slice of bread spread with chevre or any pungent cheese and/or butter. Need more flavor? There's always pepper jelly.


Or third, slice them in a cheese grater for flavor and garnish in your next green salad.

I promise, give these a try and when the season ends, you'll miss radishes dearly. For the WWNO farmers market minute, this is Richard McCarthy.